Fairy-land

This morning we packed up from our little free “camp site” and went to the local campground for a shower before heading into St. John’s to pick up Nadine for a little picnic. The Ferryland Picnics business is a great a concept – they have restored a historic lighthouse...

Madrocks

Today the weather was promising compared to last nights rain. We drove up to the Bay Roberts with an obligatory drive through the town of Dildo, because it was along the way. I don’t know who named these towns but they are quite unique. We were headed to Madrock’s Cafe to meet our...

Leading Tickles

We left Grand-Falls behind today. Not the most impressive town, but has what you need and it kept us safe through our little hurricane episode. We were happy to venture back out into this pretty province with no threats of bad weather. Our Brigus friends, Rick and Roberta, made it through the...

Churches and sheep

We had a fantastic day out and exploring some of the nearby villages on our little scooter. Our day seemed to revolve around churches and sheep. We saw (and photographed) about 3 of the many churches we saw, and found 2 lots of sheep (and some goats). We stopped at the top of a cliff to have...

Denali Delight

Yesterday we covered a lot of ground and, on three occasions we seemed to stumble upon a local “makeout spot”. It’s not the first time, but three in one day has to be a record. This afternoon we continued driving north up through Denali State Park. Despite having driven the...

Epic Scenery

Today we ventured out to take a drive along Hatchers Pass – the scenic route between Palmer/Wasilla and Willow. The weather was fantastic and the sun was out in full force. Unfortunately, so was the rest of Alaska. Usually on these rough dirt roads, we’ve found we tend to have it...

End of the Road

We went to explore the rest of the peninsula today on a road which follows Kachemak Bay until it just ends. As we drove, we found the views got better the further out you got. We had three or four glaciers in sight for part of the way. As we drove we found several small communities which...

Local Amenities

It was still raining on and off as we drove into town to get some groceries and charge up the battery. It seems that Homer has everything to offer; there is amazing scenery, ample fishing, a couple grocery stores, several restaurants, cafes, pubs, a brewery, a meadery, small movie theatre,...

Chasing Mountains

We left Nenana today and are back on the road. Before leaving though, we checked out their Cultural Center on the outskirts of town. Three other tour busses had the same idea so the place was pretty jammed. It was cool though, there was some animal hides, local art and some displays of the...

Dempster Detour

This morning started off with a tour group stopping by the Tombstone Mountain Park sign where we were parked for the night – we were busy munching down breakfast in the front seatbefore hitting the road. We were looking at them looking at us while their guide was doing her talk. I felt...

A Bit Sheepish

This morning we awoke early to the sound of intense rushing water that is Athabasca Falls. We arrived late last night as the sun was setting and decided to call it a night in the parking lot. The falls are impressive and quite fierce – developed as a result of the glacier shearing large...