After I posted the blog in Tuk yesterday, we checked the weather forecast and with lots of rain coming, the already very muddy road between Tuk and Inuvik would turn into a slide, so we decided not to camp in town in the chilly arctic air ( also still can’t figure out what’s wrong with Webasto the heater) and we drove back to Inuvik territorial campground , a grand facility with view !, flush toilet!!, hot showers !!!, and cell signal !!!! all within a kilometre of the town.
On the way back we are overpassed by a couple of long tail jaegers, pretty sight. We pass a few snowmobile wreck yards or summer storage areas, hard to tell.
Both in Tuk and Inuvik the houses are modest and built off the ground because of the permafrost.
Most interesting was Bob’s gas bar where we got our overpriced Diesel,which is also, the garage, storage, boat haulage, barge building, laundry, coin car wash, welding, transport and convenience store.
After 7 days of camper, time for luxury. We end up with the very last room of the dingy motel with only a small bed. But the shower feels wonderful and Mini loves the bath.
It all sounds like a great adventure! The photos really show how it is with the roads, but also with the mountains and lakes.
Thinking of that cyclist, sodden but probably so happy.
Wonderful pictures of the landscape.
Great blog post and fascinating pictures, sorry that the weather has turned for you. Safe travels.