Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (75)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (75)

07/25/2019 Travel Day – Destruction Bay RV Lodge


Start Location:
Start Time:8.06 a.m.
Mileage:  54,863.1

End Location:
End Time: 2:23 p.m
Mileage: 55,091.2
Cost Per Night: $40.00 USD
Weather: 41-57 F Overcast at Park Rainy Drive
Route:
  • Tok Cutoff Highway (1 East)
  • Alaskan Highway (2 South)

Even though we did not get to bed until 11:00 p.m., we managed to leave Tok at a decent time. Everyone told us that the road to Destruction Bay would be horrible and contain several delays. Also, it was raining pretty hard, so we were prepared for the worse. Again, we were pleasantly surprised. The roads were rough but not too bad; we made good time.

We crossed the Canadian border in about two hours. There was only an American building there and we did not even have to stop. The Canadian Customs was about twenty miles after the border. The customs agent was very friendly, and we were on our way after just a few questions.

Other than some amateurish driving from other RVs, nothing much happened. Paul did spot a Moose with her two calves. Since there was no traffic behind us, we were able to stop for a minute for some photos. The Moose was skittish while the RV slowed to a stop but paid us no mind once we were standing still.

We had the last spot in the Destruction Bay RV Park. A Caravan RV Group had reserved most of the small park (which was actually just a gravel parking lot with water and electricity hook-ups.) They had live music starting at 8:30, however, I had to get caught up on some computer work.

Wildlife Spotted: Swan, Ducks, Ravens, Moose with two Calves

River on the Alaska Highway
River on the Alaska Highway

Crossing the Canadian Border
Crossing the Canadian Border

Waiting for Our Turn at the Canadian Custom Stop
Waiting for Our Turn at the Canadian Custom Stop

Our RV Spooked Mama Moose at First
Our RV Spooked Mama Moose at First

Once We Stopped, They Just went on with their Business of Eating.
Once We Stopped, They Just went on with their Business of Eating.

Destruction Bay was named for a 1940’s severe windstorm
Destruction Bay was named for a 1940’s severe windstorm

View from Our Site
View from Our Site


Tok, Alaska to Destruction Bay, Canada
Tok, Alaska to Destruction Bay, Canada

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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