A different commute, 1,000 klicks

A different commute, 1,000 klicks

Today my commute was from Dawson, Canada to Haines, Alaska.  So first things first, I load up the iPod, then load up on fuel because it’s a long old drive.

What a drive though.  Leaving behind the dust of Dawson City, I headed south, following the Yukon’s twists and turns down to Whitehorse some 600km away.

The scenery is quite spectacular, but in my opinion it is nothing compared with the next part of the journey – from Haines Junction across the border into Alaska.  The glacier mountain ranges are simply breathtaking with miles upon miles of ​stunning views, huge lakes, creeks and moose on the loose.

After crossing the border and entering Alaska, I am always taken aback by the beauty of the rich green mountains.  The sky is full of eagles, the river full of salmon, and therefore I’ve gotta be on the lookout for bears… Yeah, OK, potentially dangerous, but what a commute!