Discovering the literature and poetry of a country we’re visiting: for me this is one of the greatest pleasures of travel. And what a thrill when it happens in your own country like it did in the Yukon this summer.
If our marriage lasts, we’ll celebrate our 50thwedding anniversary next Friday!
“And we should call it Latitude 65,” Magellan said five years ago when he floated the idea of a blog about our travels, the black-sky rains of November pelting our windows on the forty-ninth parallel in Vancouver. What places, I’ve always wondered, are on the circle of latitude 65° N of the Earth’s equatorial plane? […]
Orchid Acres. That’s an oxymoron isn’t it? “Orchid” and “Acres” are two words that just don’t belong together. Where in the world do you find acres of orchids? You’re lucky to see a single, wild orchid in an acre of tropical rainforest. Except, except for Orchid Acres, in West Dawson, Yukon, off Sunnydale Road on […]
We were in Telegraph Creek, BC, the old town. Remote and in the wilderness. Requiring a 110 kilometre drive up a steep, gravel, mountain road with double-digit grades. Pulling up alongside a woman driving a van that had passed us on the road up, Magellan asked, “Is there anything here?” “Nah, this town is abandoned. […]