Klondike – La Flavie – May 25

This is part of a series that started with the post called “Roads – then and now (May 14)”. Each post in the series will describe each day what we had hoped to do on our ‘cancelled due to Covid-29’ trip to the Arctic Ocean in 2020 AND what we did do on our Cross-Canada trip in 2019.

Arctic Ocean:

Today would have been our second day in Whitehorse and there are quite a few possibilities of things to see and do. For example, the Worlds Largest Weather Vane, Log Skyscapers, the Paddlewheeler (SS Klondike), the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, the Bicycle Wheel Dome and the Robert Lowe Bridge.

There are also some seasonal events that we may or not have hit right. For example, the Outdoor Fireweed Community Market, Shipyards Park and Arts in the Park.

It sounds like we might have decided to stay longer. But we would have had no schedule, we can stay as long as we want.

Cross-Canada 2019:

This turned out to be one of the best days ever!

First we stopped in Sainte-Flavie at the ‘Le Grand Rassemblement – The Grand Gathering’. This large scale art project, is the work of Canadian artist Marcel Gagnon who started carving the crooked wood and stone people as figure studies for his paintings.

We continued our drive toward Plage de cap au Renard and found a nice little camp spot by the St. Lawrence River which seemed to be the old highway.

As we walked along the river, we saw whales (but I was not able to get a picture) as well as birds feasting on schools of fish.

We came upon some kids and their Moms, Marie-Eve and Catherine who invited us up to the village to listen to some music. It turns out that this was Anna Marleau, launching her new album, ‘Revouver le jour’. Everyone was very friendly and the community of Chappelle is a very close knit one.

This is the view from our camper and, of course, the sunset.


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