to atlin and back

myself and anastasia (as seen above) left nanaimo airport on tuesday morning and arrived in vancouver just in time for lunch. actually we had 3 hours there, so we wandered around the mall errr airport a bit and were harassed by visa salespeople. this picture was taken inside of their milestones where i acquainted myself with the habanaro sauce. mmmm crazyhot greenstuff.
after brunch, we spent an hour looking for travelchess in any one of the giftstores and eventually found it. we never ended up playing chess, but at least i have travelchess now!
we met up with john, randy, paul and helen in vancouver, whom with we would be working.

the gang flew out of vancouver on a boeing 737 and cruised at 25,000 feet for 2.5 hours, arriving in whitehorse at about 3pm. we were greeted in whitehorse by dreary weather and mild temperatures. we drove two hours south on the alaska highway and another road to atlin. we unloaded our stuff after having dinner and then set up our presentation material at the town hall which was located in the local recreation centre. we stayed in quite the lovely bed and breakfast!

the scenery was immense. this is only proof that i was there. the next picture will show you some scale.

that’s anastasia on one of the docks on atlin lake. the lake is frozen about a foot deep. deep enough to stand on but i didn’t really feel like taking a chance in that area. warm springs spot the lake and could thin the ice in any area.
time went by really quick on wednesday, the presentation day.

guess what this does!

after tearing our presentation setup down at the end of wednesday night we went curling. i had never done it before and was amazed at how difficult it was to throw the rock properly. it takes some skill! we were pretty tired and had a long day of travelling ahead of us.

i woke up before anyone else and went for a walk. this was just outside of the bed and breakfast we were staying at.. just a pickup truck driving by. we were on the road soon after breakfast and in whitehorse for 10 am.

hello whitehorse.

we flew back to vancouver in this rad ultraquiet quadruple turbofan engined british aerospace plane. so cool.

the rocky mountains.

we flew along the coast until we found this place again and landed.

flying back into nanaimo we saw the slow version of a trip to the island. i like this picture a lot.

thursday at 4:35 .. we’re back!

Join the Conversation


  1. Wow, talk about a whirlwind trip. Blogging by itself is cool but adding the photos makes it so much more real. Thanks for taking us with you.
    Starting at the top and flipping through, it’s neat to see the colours change. Lots of fresh and blue. This post was very minty. 🙂
    And that pickup truck pic. Wow.

  2. the pickup picture rules the “whut the hell is that” genre, verikool. i also look down at the ferry whenever i’m flying across the straight and say “baahahahahaha”, but really quietly so onone thinks i’m gonna disrupt the flight. my guess for “guess what this does” is some sort of piston pump, most likely a six cylinder diesel engine.
    the trip looks chilltaculaur!

  3. awesome pics dav, i especially like the wing and pickup ones! i know what the “guess what this one does” pic is, but you already told me, so i guess i would be cheatauring if i answered here! 🙂

  4. Yes. I must now partake in braggatauring for your enjoy.
    Flying is great for photos, especially if at high altitude and at early morning right as the sun goes up and lights up the clouds beneath you. ReeEeeaALLy Surreal, tho it’s been about 5-7 years since I’ve seen it!
    😀 😀 😀

Leave a comment