The last two days of our trip we spent wandering around Whitehorse. Oh, and going to Swan Haven. So the person we went to visit lives in the part of Whitehorse that is close to downtown. Whitehorse is really spread out. It’s kind of a bunch of subdivisions in a huge area that they decided all made up one city. You leave one section of the city, and you can drive on the highway for 5-10 minutes, see nothing but trees, and you pass a little division which you learn is still in the city limits. It’s kind of hard to explain until you have seen it.
Anyway, lucky for us, we could walk downtown from the house, and there we ate sushi (I had a really bad sushi experience a long time ago and hadn’t eaten it since, but this stuff was really good), visited the museum, went shopping, got asked for change twice by the same slightly creepy guy, saw an old paddle wheeler that used to travel up and down the river, bought a piece of amazing chocolate cake from bakery called the Chocolate Claim and marvelled at the lack of wind. Seriously. It’s dead calm there all the time. Yesterday the wind was gusting to 70km/h here. Those people would be fearful if the wind reached that speed there.
On Wednesday evening we went to a place called Swan Haven, which is a place on a lake not too far from Whitehorse city limits where the swans rest on their way north to their breeding grounds. The day we were there there was about 500 of them (it was loud), but by about now there could be 2000 of them, plus thousands of other waterfowl. We had to walk out on the frozen lake to get closer to them.