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I’m now a week in Whitehorse, and I’m settled in quite well. Kiera is sitting next to whispering a “Hello, Dieter” in my ear while I try to capture some of the experiences of the past week. After I had some problems to setup the folding kayak due to a torn seam on the seat […]

Back to Whitehorse


Back to the (almost-) starting point of my paddle tour. It’s a strange feeling being back in Whitehorse almost three months after I had begun the journey. On June, 18th I started from Whitehorse after the Headwater Lakes stage – not sure whether I will make it down to the Bering Sea. But now even […]

Bering Sea


Dear all, after I’ve finally arrived in Emmonak, I will try to add a few blog articles within the next days describing the past key stages.

Fort Selkirk

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My first full day stop on the Yukon river, which was not a full developed village or town is at Fort Selkirk. Once abandoned it is now a beautiful restored settlement. It’s really picturesque and worth to have a rest or to spent a day here.



In my article “Carmacks” I mentioned some fish waste. Meanwhile I made a picture of these. And I heard by the way that those are not fish waste but some kind of underwater plants of alga. This at least was the explanation of Christian and Markus, who I met floating on their self constructed raft […]

Carmacks to Dawson


Meanwhile I arrived safely in Dawson City. Just arrived I’m already asking myself weather I should stay a while or continue as fast as possible. At least I’ll stay for the next two days. Tomorrow is Canada Day, an event which I will definitely join.

Whitehorse to Carmacks

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Good Morning from Carmacks. I arrived here Yesterday and finished the first part of the Whitehorse-Dawson stage. All in all it went well. I managed to cross the dreaded Lake Laberge in only one day. Due to the really good conditions I decided to push the thing through. Nearly eleven hours of paddling and an […]

Goodbye Whitehorse


It’s time to say again goodbye. This time my thanks goes to Susanne who I met first time at Lake Bennett and had the pleasure to see her again in Carcross and Whitehorse. Thanks for the conversation and all the best for the next time. My thanks to Erin and Len and their lovely kids […]