Category Archives: Ships and boats

Yukon River Quest 2016

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The total distance is more than 700 kilometres. There are enforced breaks along the way but teams and solo paddlers continue through the nights.

This year there were 94 teams from 14 countries. The #1 team (this year, two people in a canoe) finished after about 46 hours in the water.

 

Drifting down the Yukon River

DSC_0289DSC_0290These two were spotted on a home-made raft, slowly making their way down the Yukon River.

The current is strong enough that it’s possible to go downstream with poles to push off now and then.

Yukon River: Our 400-kilometre journey

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Some friends and I just paddled from Carmacks to Dawson City, Yukon.

The trip runs about 400 kilometres with the canoes pushed by the current all the way. The scenery is majestic.

Big ship in Skagway

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We got the chance to meet relatives who were travelling on a cruise ship recently in Skagway. That’s a big boat!

The two got to see whales during the cruise.

Fall colours and the S.S. Klondike

klondikeA nice day for a stroll on the Centennial trail.

Haines Junction: Different vessels on the water

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Spotted in Haines Junction: People travelling the waterways in a variety of ways.

Kayak class in Teslin Yukon

Teslin boaters (1) Teslin boaters (3)A kayak class is spotted near the bridge in Teslin.