Vancouver – The last hurrah!

Some call it Raincouver! This is definitely not the best climate to be cleaning and preparing a car for shipping to Australia - where quarantine standards are known to be some of the strictest in the world. But clean inside the car we did, in the rain for the next 3 days. Every nook and... Continue Reading →

Washington and Oregon

Olympic National Park covers a large area of the north west of the state and we drove around the western side of the park, once again enjoying the beautiful rainforest areas and massive trees of this region. As we have found elsewhere in the US National Parks, the roads through and around the parks are... Continue Reading →

Leaving Alaska

Leaving the coast, and Alaska behind, we headed across the mountains and towards Whitehorse. The clouds had gone and the beautiful ‘Fall’ colors in conjunction with the blue lakes made the drive an absolute delight.   We restocked at Whitehorse and headed back onto the Alaska Highway. After a quiet night on the edge of... Continue Reading →

Haines, Skagway & Juneau

Haines and Skagway are both situated on arms of the Lynn Canal which is an inlet into the mainland of south east Alaska. The fjord is graced with abundant wildlife and glaciers. We enjoyed a couple of nights in the small fishing community of Haines where we camped right on the waterfront. A highlight of... Continue Reading →

Denali Highway to Haines

Pointing the troopy south, we make our way back to Denali. The Highway of the same name begins about 40kms south of the park entrance and heads east for 215 kms where it meets the Richardson Highway. All but 35 km is gravel, which is variable but generally good. We decided to travel the Denali... Continue Reading →

Fairbanks, Alaska

With hopes of catching the Northern Lights from Fairbanks, we headed north, catching up with travel companions and enjoying a night in an RV park complete with lovely warm showers. Chena Hot Springs beckoned and we enjoyed the afternoon relaxing in the thermal pools (no photographs) before choosing an almost free lakeside campsite from which... Continue Reading →

Denali National Park

If there’s a National Park that all visitors to Alaska want to visit, it must be the much revered Denali National Park (formerly known as Mount McKinley National Park). The centre-piece of the park is the 6,190m high Denali. Denali means “the High One” to the Athabascan Indians who have called this area along the... Continue Reading →

Anchorage, Alaska

When we first began our planning for this journey, we thought that driving from Ushuaia, Argentina to Anchorage, Alaska was a crazy idea - but now we've done it! What was not much more than a thought bubble on a camping trip across the Simpson Desert 7 years ago, has become a reality. Anyway, on... Continue Reading →

Kenai Peninsula

A couple of days drive from Valdez and we were in Seward (pronounced soo-word) on the east coast of the Kenai Peninsula, just a couple of hours south of Anchorage. It really is beautiful. Seward has a history as an essential rail-head and is unique in Alaska as Alaska's only deep-water, ice-free port with rail,... Continue Reading →

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