Since my meeting isn't starting for a few hours I wandered around town for a bit this morning. This brightly colored building is the Almost Home Guest House and B&B. I also took advantage of the temporary reprieve from rain to pull out my soaked tent and dry it out on the lawn. The 15 kt breeze helped dry things out pretty quickly. I have been benefitting from the wind the last couple of days. On the northern end of the Cassiar, I got 34 mpg due to the nice tailwind. It was a good time as this was a 240 km stretch without a gas station. I didn't even have to use my spare gas. Yesterday, it was more of a cross wind.
Breakfast at the B&B is cook/serve yourself but there was quite a variety of stuff to choose from.
I had heard that the worlds largest weathervane is in Whitehorse in front of the Transportation Museum. Apparantly, the DC-3 will slowly pivot until the nose is pointing into the wind. In this case, the wind is from the south and the nose is pointing in roughly the right direction.
After wandering through town and not really finding anything really interesting, I stopped at a Subway to pick up one of their Atlantic lobster specials (Canada only I'm told) for lunch during the upcoming meeting. There was a enough lobster to taste the sweetness and I'm not complaining. It's been awhile since I had a lobster roll. The Subway version is not on a buttered, toasted hot dog bun but for Whitehorse, not too shabby. I saw this on the menu while on the Yellowhead Hwy a few days back but it was after I had ordered a bowl of soup. The sandwich with a cup of hot tea and some fruit made for a tasty lunch. Better than most road food.
Speaking of "road food", there hasn't been a lot of mention of food on this trip. That's because it has been pretty boring. Coffee and sometimes instant oatmeal in the morning. Maybe a granola bar as a lunch time snack unless I have some other reason to stop such as Wi-Fi at Tim Hortons. And usually one of those pre-made, vacuum sealed packets of Indian food for dinner. There was quite a good selection between Trader Joe's and the natural food store in Corvallis. Sometimes served over rice packaged the same way. There have been exceptions. At Nugget City at the north end of the Cassiar, I had dinner at their diner since it was late in the day. Yesterday, while stopped at Johnson's Crossing for a cup of coffee, I noticed that they had poutine on the menu which I hadn't had in years. I couldn't resist. It wasn't made with cheese curds but was still tasty.