Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tuk Trip - Day 4

     Dawson City has changed a lot since we were here with kids. The buildings are still there but a significant amount of the charm seems to be missing - and it's bloody crowded! Many of the streets are under construction and a high number of buildings and businesses are either for sale or permanently closed.
     As sad a scenario as that was even more disturbing was the revelation that the ferry at Fort McPherson is shut down and the Dempster Highway is closed so one cannot get to Inuvik or Tuktoyaktuk. All this due to significant rains causing a dangerous rise in the river. How does a ferry not run because there's too much water?
     Therefore, major changes to our plans are imminent. We will still be back to Whitehorse as planned to move on to Haida Gwaai. This type of thing is not an abnormality in our travel history but some fancy footwork is now necessary. Stay tuned!

Dawson City
perma-frost melt
It says what?!
see also   www.thatroadtripbook.com

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