Fort Yukon - Fairbanks
The engine is causing more and more problems, I can't drive any further...
And I'm happy about it ... ;)
We still drove up the Porcupine with the catamarans, but suddenly my engine failed completely and we had to camp on an island.
The whole evening we saw and we heard a dog howling bitterly on the other side of the river!
The next morning he was on the cat, he had swum over the Yukon to our camp.
First we fed him properly. He is coming with us to Fort Yukon, where he will most likely come from !
After a good portion he was satisfied...
I got my engine to run, but under load it died again and again, so Sigi pulled me back to Fort Yukon, although very slowly !
When the dog saw Fort Yukon he wanted to jump into the water immediately ! So we were right with our assumption, he comes from Fort Yukon...
Arriving at Fort Yukon, a rainbow greeted us
Could I have had my engine repaired?
Yes, of course easy, my friend Ben would have helped me, but I just didn't want to go on with people who didn't show me any respect and didn't do what I proposed.
The Yukon isn't Disneyland, that some people apparently don't realize!
It was pure luck that no more accidents happened during the tour!
For Loui & Siggi I feel very sorry!
I would have loved to have gone to the end with them, but not with the others, who spread nothing but bad mood and made everything ridiculous.
There he goes, my cat!
As cloudy as the sky, as cloudy was my mood...
I left the tubes in Fairbanks. Later I sold them to Mario Goldstein, he float the Yukon to the end with them!
Many thanks to Ben Stevens for his hospitality, without him everything would have been much more difficult in Fort Yukon !
Ben left his house and car to us so we could pack our equipment and transport everything to the airport....
Thank you so much Ben !!!
Everything is ready at the airport of Fort Yukon, well almost everything....
Good that we had an airplane for us alone, because otherwise we would not have got our whole equipment with us at all!
Last view ( for this year ) of the Yukon River !
Off we go in the direction of Fairbanks ...
Arrival in Fairbanks Alaska
Landed safely, the 2013 Exp. is finished ...
For me it a very unpleasant trip . Never before I had fellow travellers disrespected me so much as on this tour.
Loui & Sigi
were a bright spot !
Without them, the tour would have been a disaster...
I will never take absolute beginners with me on a tour again,
that was a very bitter lesson for me...
Only those who risk going too far, will discover how far they can go!
Expedition in USA, Alaska & Canada, Scandinavia with folding boat, motorboat, catamaran, motorcycle, off-road vehicle, bicycle ...