Friday, 24 June 2011

Dawson Creek to Port Nelson

After 2 comfortable nights and the same number of exciting days, it's back to the 'old faithful' Greyhound to continue the journey north. A chance to catch up on the dhobying, wildlife notes and photo editing etc, I feel well refreshed and raring to go. The 'Mile Zero' post at Dawson Creek is exactly what it says, the start (or if you're going the other way, the end) of the Alaska (AlCan) Highway. The flexible plan,which can change by the hour, is to continue up as far as Fairbanks, Alaska stopping at Fort Nelson, Toad River, Whitehorse and Tok at the very least, which is just a mere 1523 miles from the post.

Mammals List thus far:-

Ground Squirrel, Grey Squirrel, White-tailed Deer, California Sea-lion, Raccoon, Hawaiian Monk Seal, Black Bear, Moose (or Swamp Donkey as they're known around here), Cony (Rabbit), Coyote, Mole plus unidentified Bat & Vole Sp.

I do like these huge lorries.

Barn Swallow

and again!

The first Cliff Swallows nests, let's hope it won't be the last.

There have been 2 full days of persistent rain, hence the short post. Should be moving on to Toad River in the next couple of days from where there should be a lot more action. Fingers crossed!