June 2: Today we have a day off in Whitehorse and June 6th we have another day off in Fairbanks. There are too many days off and idleness is the devil’s workshop. The Arctic Circle is only 400 miles round trip north at that point. A few of us want to drive there; an open 1916 Lancia, a 1970 NSU RO-80 (Wankle engine), a 1967 Mustang, and , of course, our 1967 VW Bug; “good well-seasoned automobiles”.
When word gets around, others may join us. We have to check on the availability of fuel and maybe persuade the organization’s repair van to go with us, because none of us have satellite phones. It will probably be cold; it already is. I think my 5W-50 synthetic engine oil will be fine. At least darkness won’t be a problem, June 20th will be the last day the sun sets in the Arctic.
I have a new level of energy today. Ed