Watson Lake, Yukon
Today is a touring and errand day for us meaning no travel. Boondocked at a mile marker stop just south of Watson Lake across the road from the cemetery. Was a quiet but cold night. We will just check out the town of Watson Lake for the day while we run some errands. Woke to a temp. of 23 degrees F and a gray day. Turned on the heat and opened up the sink cabinets to hopefully prevent frozen pipes. Moved this morning and had breakfast parked next to the police station as there we could pick up a weak, free wi-fi signal in that area.
While Jerry was checking out the stock market this morning, it started to snow. At first just a little, then it got to be a good snow but the roads remained clear. Went to the visitor center for information and watched another film on building the Alcan Hwy. The woman at the visitor center said she has been living in Watson Lake over thirty years and in that time it has never snowed in May to her knowledge.
This morning we were on the hunt for a 10 amp fuse for the blower for the heater in the cab that went out yesterday afternoon. The heater in the cab works, just not the blower that gets the heat into the cab. We carry extra fuses, just didn’t have a 10 amp one. Turns out no one in Watson Lake had 10 amp fuses either but one place had 7.5 amp ones so that will work until we get to Whitehorse, the biggest town in the Yukon.
Prices for food and gas are high here as just about everything has to be brought in by truck. Bought some cauliflower to roast in our oven. Roasting vegs warms up the motor home and tastes great too. Filled up with gas in Watson Lake today for $5.29/gal. reg. Also bought propane for $5.00/gal.
Checked out the library here. They have free wi-fi or free internet connection using their computers.
Tonight we will go to the observatory for a show on the Aurora Borealis, $10/person. Have seen shows like this on PBS but hoping this show is interesting.
The Mama bear in the picture below has two cubs with her. One climbed a tree when they saw us and one is hiding behind the Mama bear and can’t be seen in the picture.