We stayed with the delightful Newluks clan, where my cousin's 21-month-old daughter promptly fell in love with my husband, and he earned the new nickname of 'Tinton', as she called him. Also, I experienced what -30 degrees celsius feels like. The answer, for those who don't know, is 'face-meltingly cold.'
Here are some of the highlights of our trip, in words and pictures.
|Adelaide, aged 21 months|
|These signs sort of speak for themselves, really. In Dawson City, 530km north of the capital city Whitehorse|
|Aurora borealis activity seen outside of Dawson|
|Faux stone edifice, actually made of wood. Dawson City (sorry, don't know how to rotate the image!)|
|Pretty sure this would look better if it was oriented properly, but I'm gonna include it anyway!|
|Clinton trying snowshoeing, in a pair of snowshoes that he nicked from the local historical society (not really, but they ARE old school!)|
|View of Fish Lake. What you can't tell from this photo is how numb my toes were, and how freaking cold the wind above the tree-line was!|
|-30 degrees celsius! It's probably worth pointing out here that the day I left Perth it was 35 degrees.|
|And this is what -30 looks like if you go out in it!|
|Hoar frost on the Yukon River|
|It's a snowflake!|
|C and I under an aurora sky - absolutely magic!|