June 17 Miles:207 Off to Tuk (Tuktoyaktuk) today. I started with two pancakes and coffee I made at the camp ground. I stopped for a photo of the end of the Dempster. As you can see, the Dempster was very kind to me with staying dry. I was expecting the worse on my way south but I was able to ride it north in the dry. I rode it in 2017 with areas of rain and was really hoping I didn't have a repeat this time. The road to Tuk was good for the first ~20 miles but got looser and looser rock. There were areas of 3"+ of loose rock on the road with no binder. Just loose rock dumped. Not fun on a big bike. The last 20 miles going to Tuk was the worse. Very loose rock. Not sure who thinks it would be a good idea to just dump loose rock and let everyone drive it in but they have never rode a motorcycle before. I got to Tuk and stopped at the gift shop for a sticker for my bike. I went to the only restaurant I could find. It was called grandma's kitchen. It's a house with a 3 season porch. As you walk up, there is a kitchen and order area. You place your order, go upstairs and wait for your food. I was just finishing up and another guy came and wore swim shorts under his riding gear. He later jumped in the Arctic Ocean. It was all of maybe 35° air temp. I also sampled some Muktuk (cooked whale skin and blubber). Not sure I would order any... It was crazy to see many snowmobiles sitting in the fields. I rode back to Inuvik and stayed at the campground again and ate at the same restaurant.