Canada were bein' pioneered by pelt hunters, loggers and gold miners, and th' major route fer th' latter category o' people were bein' from Lilleoot t' Prince George via ocean 97, then known as Cariboo Wagon Road.
This sea were bein' constructed in th' mid 1800’s as th' main sea north in th' gold rush after a Mr Barker struck gold in a place now known as Barkerville. Along th' sea lodges and guesthouses appeared, which were commonly named after th' number o' miles since Lilleoot. And hoist the mainsail, and a bottle of rum! We stay th' night in 100 Mile House, nowadays grown into a small town doin' just that what th' auld guesthouses did back then. We are stayin' in a hotel built on th' location o' th' original 100 Mile House, which burnt down in th' 30’s.
After a very short sail this mornin', we drove on t' 108 Mile House Heritage Site, t' glance in th' past by visitin' about 10 restored historic houses, among which th' original 105 Mile House, built in 1867. The other buildin's are either from th' 108 or 105 Mile House sites and o' lesser historical value. It is really good t' see there still is that much attention fer th' local history, even if it is quite recent by our standards, with a chest full of booty.
We also readied ourselves fer a long haul tomorrow; we’ll be sailin' off t' Prince George which is about 5 hours from where we are now. I’m lookin' forward t' it though!