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Happy British Columbia Day!

Rotary Marshes Conservation Area.

Rotary Marshes Conservation Area.

Monday, August 1st

I’ll start todays post with some sad news. Travelers Point is becoming so difficult to work with that I can no longer up-load my photos to the site. Well, not the photos I wanted anyway. Todays selection of photos are the ones they’d let me up-load, not the ones I would have preferred. Each night it has taken nearly an hour to get the photos into my blog post. I’ll just have to cut back on what I can post I guess. OK, end of rant,

This morning started off with a nice Americano from the little food trailer over by the steamship. Sorry, no picture. While we waited for my coffee I strolled around the other marine exhibits and enjoyed the cool morning air.

After a Cinnamon roll and cup of coffee we drove up to Summerland, the home of the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Fortunately we had booked tickets the night before as the train was fully booked when we arrived. This is when we discovered why everything has been so crowded all weekend. Today (August 1st is BC Day). It’s a Provincial Holliday. In fact a four day weekend for most people in BC. Somehow we keep running into these sorts of holidays and events almost everywhere we go.


Anyway, the train ride was great and very relaxing. We sat across from a young man from Edmonton, the people across from us were from Quebec, and there were another family from Calgary. Great fun!

After our train ride we drove to Kelowna to do a walk. Today it has cooled down quite a bit and is partly cloudy. A beautiful day for a walk. The walk started at a Kelowna City Park on Okanagan Lake. It’s a very large park with swimming beaches and a promenade that passes many hotels and the yacht club. Very clean and modern with lots of amenities.


We really enjoyed our walk along yet another part of the lake. For lunch/dinner we stopped along the walk at Carlos O’Bryan’s Irish Pub. It was so much fun and our waiter was actually from Donegal and talked with a thick Irish accent. I had the best pint of Guinness that I’ve had since being in Ireland. Oh, the food was good too.

After we ate it was just a short walk to the finish and our Mini. It was just a 45 minute drive back to Penticton. As we got closer to Penticton we could see the smoke spread out across the sky above town. There is the faint smell of the wildfire burning just across the mountains in the next valley.

Tomorrow we move on to Revelstoke. It’ll be quite a change from the heat of the Okanagan Valley. I’m looking forward to the forest, mountains, and the Columbia River.

Until then,


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