I left Stewart for the Yukon looking forward to see the sites another time. This time taking pictures.
Traveling north you soon realize how big British Columbia is. There are huge stretches between towns and gas stations. And I saw more black bears that other vehicles. Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration. I tried to get pictures of these bears but they quickly run into the bush.
I wanted to stop early and was thinking of a motel near Deas Lake. I started to learn the motels are expensive the more north you go – $115 Cdn for one in Deas Lake. Camping may be the choice for the day. I kept going hoping to find something.
Got to Watson Lake and it was the same thing. Expensive. I checked out Nugget City. It describes itself as, “Nugget City, Yukon – Worry free 24HR Gas & Diesel. Enjoy unique gift items and native art in The Northern Beaver Post. Enjoy a stay in one of our 4 star cottages, or go all out and try our Jacuzzi suite! The Baby Nugget RV Park is one of the Yukon’s newest and most moderen RV Parks, and is proud to offer you a WIFI connection based upon availability. The Wolf It Down Restaurant and Bakery offers a wide variety of menu items including our famous buffalo steaks, burgers and BBQ rack of ribs! For our rustic campers we offer an enjoyable, and natural tenting area with a creek nearby for fishing.”
As you would expect, the cottages were expensive. I just had it in my mind I wanted a bed tonight rather than tenting. I guess I haven’t quite gotten into the rhythm of camping yet. And I sort of wanted to do half and half, camping and hotels. I resigned myself to camping and asked the clerk about it. She responded by saying that they did have single rooms with just a bed for $68. She sold me.
After paying, she advised me the wi-fi was just to get email and I couldn’t upload or download anything. Then she directed me to the Atco trailers stuck in the back.
Across from my room were the co-ed washrooms and showers. It looked like the staff of the “City” lived in the Atco trailers across from mine. I guess I was in staff living quarters. Oh well. Time to check out the food at the Wolf it Down restaurant. Like everything it was expensive. Spaghetti for $19. I decided I need a beer. Or two. Had to try the local brew.
My route for July 6, 2016.