Bits and Bytes Life in the Yukon

The Best of the Little People

I’m not a great photographer and don’t normally take snapshots on holidays just to say later on: Been there. Done that—the I-was-here-but-now-I’m-gone thing. However, on my recent trip North, I used some plastic figurines (Homies™, I discovered later) that I had aquired to take the touristy photos. It ended up being a lot of fun. These three Homies have been unofficially christened: The Little People.

Meet Hector (pants), Juan (chains), and Angelina Lopez (the “slightly fawning ‘Noma Countyite who appears somewhat imbalanced” just standing around with her hands in her pockets). She really was imbalanced. I spent most of the time trying to get her to stand up!

Here are my five favourite shots:

Having a coffee at Tim Horton’s in Whitehorse, Yukon. Tim Horton’s is Canada’s signature fast food coffee and donut shop. Learn about the history of Tim Horton’s on the web.

The second day on the Chilkoot Trail. We were hiking through northern coastal rain forest and my niece spotted this mushroom on the side of the trail. All that’s missing is the hookah and the catapillar!

The fourth day on the Chilkoot Trail. 8 kms of track to go. These guys were just along for the ride.

Jack London’s cabin in Dawson City, Yukon. Fireweed in the foreground. Fireweed is the floral emblem of the Yukon Territory. I’ll have to make sure that I take pictures of them in Jack London’s cabin in Oakland.

On the paddle wheel of the KENO in Dawson City. The Keno travelled the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City from 1922 to 1960.

Here is a link to all the pictures: Little People Gallery.