UPDATE- Sunday June 10th
{5 hours 15 minutes from Thunder Bay Ontario to Saskatoon Saskatchewan}

We took off about 1:15 PM from Thunder Bay and landed a little after 4 PM in Saskatoon.  We gained two hours.   Saskatoon appears to be a pretty large city.  We have a very nice room at the Delta Bessborough Hotel.  This was formerly a Canadian Pacific Hotel. 
Today we flew over Winnipeg, Manitoba (so we never landed in that Province) and tomorrow we plan on over flying Edmonton, Alberta (missing another Province) to land at Fort Nelson, British Columbia.  This will probably be another 5 plus hours flying time, plus gaining 1 more hour on the clock.. 
I selected this route so as to land in Northway, Alaska to clear US Customs on Thursday June 14th and then fly to Barrow, Alaska (on the Artic Ocean) on Friday.  We have reservations for three nights in Barrow (that automatically makes us citizens).  We will most likely land in Fairbanks enroute for fuel, however Allen Black suggested Bettles which is just north of the Arctic Circle.  We are going to check it out for fuel availability.  We have had good weather so we are making hay while the sun shines.  Assuming we get to Fort Nelson tomorrow (Monday) this gives us 3 days to get to Northway which is a total of about 4 hours flying time.  We are probably not staying in Fort Nelson for longer than a night so we might spend two days in Whitehorse Yukon Territories or possibly another place that had been suggested.
The SATELLITE PHONE  I bought is really coming in handy.  It works perfectly in the air (we haven't had to use it on the ground yet since we have had good cell phone service).  We have been able to inform the fixed based operators how long we are staying so that we really haven't had to move the plane once we landed. 

WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMAILS.  WE HAVE ENJOYED READING THEM, APPRECIATE YOUR GOOD WISHES AND HAVE HAD SOME HELPFUL ADVICE FROM THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN UP HERE. 


A real city with real things going on


Delta Bessborough Hotel


We wondered why almost all of the streets in Saskatoon as well as in Thunder Bay were so wide.
We finally figured out that the made them that way SO THEY WOULD HAVE SOME PLACE TO PUT THE SNOW