Day 20, 6/18/15, Thursday
Weather: The day was partly cloudy with the temperatures in the 60s. In early evening we did have heavy rain move into the area.
As we have continued driving north, we have experienced the change in the length of sunlight. For example, this morning the sun rose about 4:30 am and last night the sun set at almost 11 pm. Consequently, we were up and ready to leave about 6:30. The departure was delayed a while because another two campers had also pulled into the parking area. We spent some time talking with one of the new neighbors who was travelling from Vermont and returning to Alaska.
We left the service are in Fort Nelson, BC and continued northward. One of our goals is to drive about four hundred miles today. This will bring us out of British Columbia and into the Yukon Territory.
We had been expecting to see some of the native wildlife yesterday but we spotted absolutely none. Today however, we saw Stone Goats, Dahl Goats, Moose, and Buffalo all waiting along or even on the road to say hello.
We have been unable to make contact with the family because we do not have phone service in Canada and it is difficult to find any locations on this highway that have wifi.
In mid-afternoon we stopped at the Liard hot springs while Gail went in and enjoyed the relaxation. At 7:30 we arrived at Downtown RV Park in (N 60.06398° W -12870704°, elevation 2,293ft.) in the midst of a down pouring rain storm.
G & P