Mark Gillett

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Dawson City… Yukon Quest Halfway Post

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Images of Dawson and our time in the City….

We are now into our last day in Dawson City and I find myself not wanting to move on. Its a beautiful town at the base of Midnight Dome on the Yukon river. This time of year the river is frozen over and bridges to the community on the other bank but come spring the bridge disappears and only with a long drive can you get you to the other side… The town is made up of traditional western style buildings and walking the streets brings back memories of series like The Virginian and High Chaparelle. Its the most gorgeous city and not one to spend only a few days in.

Our hotel, the El Dorado is typical with a large bar, simple dining and pool tables at the back. There is also the Downtown and for eating the best lace in town must be the Drunken Goat whee the food is just perfect.

Its now -20 degrees and in a few months the river will flow again, the paddle steamer will fill with tourists and the hills will be a lush green with hikers and walkers roaming the paths.. I want to come back and see the spectacle of the river breaking and spring taking hold but know I won’t have time this year. Perhaps next.

Now my mind is back on the Yukon Quest and getting our images out for the organisation and the videos made to help promote the race. A race that is now well and truly in my blood.

Written by markgillett

February 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

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  1. Love to see that this race has captured your heart . . . as it has mine.

    Judi Hussain

    February 11, 2012 at 3:31 am

  2. Mark

    Some of my favourites:

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    Graham

    Graham Gillett

    February 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    • Thank you.. Home on Tuesday…

      markgillett

      February 16, 2012 at 2:26 am


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