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Fort Yukon - Fairbanks

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

The engine is causing more and more problems,  I can't drive any further... 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Something is wrong with the pump or the carburetor or both...

 


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 !


Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

   

After a good portion he was satisfied...

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

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 !

We decided not to drive the last 300 km because it doesn't make sense with my engine !

Furthermore all fishcamps are closed because of the fishing ban, so it makes no sense to drive the last 300km to the bridge at Dalton Hwy...

   

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

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...

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Arriving at Fort Yukon, a rainbow greeted us

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

We were able to sell the catamaran racks with superstructure in Fort Yukon, with a heavy loss, but at least the flight costs back to Fairbanks are covered....

Could I have had my engine repaired?

Yes, of course 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.

Only for Loui I feel sorry. I would have liked to ride to the end with him, but not with the other who spread nothing but bad moods and knew everything better and made everything ridiculous...

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

There he goes, my Kat!  

Exactly as overcast as the sky, so is also my mood ...

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

I left the tubes in Fairbanks. Later I sold them to Mario Goldstein, he drove 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 !

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Ben left his house and car to us so we could pack our equipment and transport everything to the airport....

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Thank you so much Ben !!!

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Everything is ready at the airport of Fort Yukon, well almost everything....

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Good that we had an airplane for us alone, because otherwise we would not have got our whole equipment with us at all!

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Last view ( for this year ) of the Yukon River !

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Off we go in the direction of Fairbanks ...

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

Arrival in Fairbanks Alaska

 

 

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Yukon River © Copyright by Ch. Breier


Landed safely, the 2013 Exp. is finished ...

For me it was the most unpleasant trip of my whole Yukon tours. Never before had fellow travellers disrespected me so nuch as on this tour. Only Loui was a real bright spot !

Without him, the tour would have been a disaster...

I will never take absolute beginners with me on a tour again, that was a bitter lesson for me!

Weiter mit: 2011 Yukon River

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