The laundry done, groceries stocked up, and la bestia got a proper shower (with detergent). We left Watson Lake for Whitehorse just before 3PM. Since we didn’t have seven hours of driving in us today, we crossed the bridge over the Nisutlin River Delta to the Village of Teslin and enjoyed battered cod and an unexpected WiFi connection.
Tomorrow we’ll reach Whitehorse, which is a hundred miles (160km) from here. I was amazed to learn that Condor operates direct flights between Frankfurt and Whitehorse. There are flights from and to Zurich, too. The city has less than 30,000 residents, but that’s large for Yukon standards. Its main outdoor store offers a full website in German, and half of the recreational motorists I’ve met during the past two days were either German or Swiss German. At one point in history (1941-1943) the United States Government was worried about a potential Japanese invasion via Alaska and Yukon; these days a–presumably peaceful–German invasion appears to be underway.