Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Day 88 - Teslin Lake, YT

A short driving day today to Teslin Lake Government Campground. I think that in Canada a government campground is the same thing as a provincial campground since the Yukon is a territory instead of a province. We have a site with a limited view of Teslin Lake out the back window of the trailer. I've never camped here but I did camp at the now closed salmon bake restaurant next door often. If you were a restaurant customer, camping was free. They even took their customers out on the lake on a large pontoon boat.

We spent a bit of time at the heritage center where there were nice displays of wooden masks and beadwork. There was supposed to be a boathouse with some hand carved canoes. These weren't them as they were made of fiberglass. I think that they were part of a huge celebration the previous weekend. There were quite a few people straightening out the grounds and hauling away rented equipment. I think the boat house was locked as the staff was busy with the cleanup.

I believe that each of these carved poles represented a different group. At least that was our assumption based on some banners flying from the building. Not a lot of description.  The Heritage Center was well worth the $5 admission. 

We ran the microwave off of the inverter again. While running in defrost mode, it alternates between 100 amps and 5 amps DC draw off of the battery bank. I would think that the cycling may be a problem when running on a generator but I guess people do it all the time. I'm really liking the 12 volt setup. Currently, the microwave is on a separate 15 amp circuit in the fuse panel. So if I want to run it off the inverter, I need to use an extension cord. 

There is, obviously, no Internet at the Teslin campground. I think we will be at an RV park in Whitehorse for a couple of days. Some time to rest from the constant travel. So this will be posted a day late. 

2 comments:

  1. Glad you are taking the scenic route and sharing it ... I've never been there.

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    1. The Internet was really slow no matter where we are in the Yukon. So pictures really take a long time to upload.

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