of relief) & strolling over to the breakfast buffet.
Took a turn around town & scoped out the shops.
So happy to have found a number of beautiful
silver charms for my special Alaska bracelet.
Seen at the Visitor's Center:
Peeked in at the gift shop, hoping to find a tiny pair
of pink mocassins for soon-to-be born Addie.
Took a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Yukon River.
Fireweed is Yukon's official flower. Known as the calendar flower, it begins to bloom from the bottom up at summer's start & eventually turns to cotton. "When fireweed is cotton, summer's forgotten," as it's commonly believed that within three weeks or so the first snow will come. I will have to remember to check the weather records for Dawson City in a month or so!
Purple vetch, fireweed,
rose hips & yarrow.
I loved this mural of the Klondike Spirit paddlewheeler on the Yukon, our next excursion.
On the Yukon River bank opposite Dawson City lies a paddlewheel graveyard.
Ships were abandoned as other modes of transport made the journey much easier.