At 10:10 we were stopped in GP, bought some DEF fluid at a CTC (yes, old IT people love acronyms eh). Luckily this DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is easy to find almost anywhere. It's part of the diesel emissions system in the van. We use a litre about every 750 km. The 20+ litre reserve tank gives us a lot of range before a refill is really needed.
After CTC we stopped at a nearby Safeway for groceries and fuel. I find as we’re getting into more remote country, I’m getting more conservative with fuel fillups, often (like this time) filling up when the opportunity arises, even though well before we’re down to half full.
Mostly good highway from Edmonton to GP, some 4-lane divided too.
Near Dawson Creek we stopped for a picnic and stretch, a lovely day. We had texts from both of our girls and from Alan, nice to have a cell phone working out here.
After the obligatory stop in Dawson Creek for “start of the Alaska Highway” pics:
...we carried on to Taylor BC. We stopped at the Tourist Info there:
A very chatty lady convinced us we'd better go back a mile or two to the Peace River Bridge cg there, as there isn't much ahead of us for quite a while. $15 unserviced.
Once again we were glad traffic noise is muted in the van overnight, as the campground was beside the road and almost under the Peace River bridge.