But wait, there’s another hot spring!

Date: 27/07
City: Leard Hot Springs, Canada Kilometres ridden: 633
Cumulative kilometre: 55768
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, warm

We arrived in Watson Lake without any problems. After filling up the bikes we had a brief look at the sign post forest.

We saw the black clouds getting closer and closer, so we decided not to spend too much time here and continue on. We put our raingear on and headed off. After 50km the heavy rain started, but it didn’t last long, it seemed that we went in the opposite direction of the rain. The rest of the ride was nice, except for the last 20km where we hit another rain front. We saw a Bison! It was bigger than the ones we saw in Yellowstone. We stopped on the side of the road and took some pictures. A bit later we saw more! I took pictures of the Bison on the left hand side when a bull came charging from the right and stopped in the middle of the road. He started a staring contest with one of the other bulls. At this point of time it was raining heavily, but we didn’t dare to move. After an agonising long time the contest was finished, the bull moved to the side and we took off, phew!


When we arrived at the campground, all our gear was wet, but we stayed dry.

So we pitched the tent jumped into our bathers and went to the hot spring. Since it was raining and coolish, we saw mist in the air which added a magic touch to the hot springs.


 

Date: 28/07
City: Leard Hot Springs, Canada
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 55768
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, warm

We really liked it here, so we tried to extend our stay for two more days, but the place we pitched our tent was booked, so we had to move it. We started to dismantle the tent when we heard a friendly hello. It was Leslie, one of the Irish motorcycle rider we met in Dawson City where we spent an evening at Gertie’s Diamond Tooth Saloon :). With his help moving the tent was easy, we picked it up and carried it over, the move was done in no time!

We walked over to Leslie’s camp site and met Gerard and Ilene (the Irish couple whom we meet in Dawson) again, They had used the time wisely for another soak in the hot pool. They told us about their new friends; an Australian couple, Adrian and Lauren. They planned to travel together a bit, and were meeting here in a short while. So we stayed to meet them. Turned out they had travelled to Dead Horse on Adrian’s 1200GS and were now heading down to Ushuaia. After chatting and taking pictures the group left and we went back into the hot spring.


Coming back from the hotspring we made some interior design modifications to our tent to allow our gear to dry easier… I still hat a spare pole, so we set something up.

At night we got the camp fire going and cooked dinner on it. I love to play with fire J


Date: 29/07
City: Leard Hot Springs, Canada
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 55135
Street: One lane highway
Weather: Cloudy, warm

It was raining during the night and we had some water on our tent but luckily the inside was dry.


For our breakfast Sigrid collected some Raspberries. I thought, it was cruel to pinch the food from the bears, they’ll need it for the winter, but it sure tasted nice πŸ™‚

Well, that’s it; the rest of the day was only soaking and sleeping, hmmm, life can be hard. Tomorrow we will ride back to Whitehorse and from there to Haines, where we hop onto the ferry to Juneau.

 

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2 Responses to But wait, there’s another hot spring!

  1. Javier(Chile) says:

    Your breakfast looks like a spot tv.mmmmmm very natural !

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