Made my way West at the beginning of the month in to British Columbia for a quick 4 day tour. The trip was expected to come later in the summer, but conditions were good (pre fires) and people to visit were in place so I went for it. Beside it was Canada's 150th and I had no BBQ plans.
|Drive safe everybody|
|Just like that I'm in BC|
|Are there bears here, shit!|
|Love these nature paths so animals can cross safely|
Recommendations: Lake Windermere is actually very warm and underrated in my opinion. I had been there a few times in the past, but that was the first time I went in for a swim and a few beers after. Even the quick rain storm couldn't stop the lovely time.
Chilling in swing chair with a Local Beer! I realised when I arrived that there was only American beer and I brought Irish Whisky. For the love of god, one day of the year where we should all drink local so I raced over to Arrowhead Brewery. Phew!
|Kim, Issa, Me, Carter, Josie|
|Take a closer look at the Termite work|
|This is what you should be doing on Canada Day!|
|A quick rain storm|
|Found a nice spot|
Day 2/3 I headed South to Castlegar where I got to spend a few quality days with my old buddy Luke and his wife Jess and huge family (Gaby and 3 Z's!). And a duck???
Windermere to Castlegar via Highway 95 turning East on Highway 3 (the old Highway 1) totaling 400km or so. C4R7/8T3V7/8. Hot as hell on Day 2, 32 deg C for most of the ride.
|Lots of river and lakes along Hwy 95|
|I'm faster than this bullet|
|Zaxton, one of the funniest kids I've met.|
|What a breaky Lukey|
|The team - Zeden, Jess, (Hiding Al) Me, Jacob, |
Little Z, Gaby, Leanna, Zaxton
|Not thrilled, but I'm in now...|
|Ok, I'm done...what there's 5 more!|
Although I did the highest one (number 3 of 6 ziplines) I didn't really take the scenery in frozen with fear.
|A little tough to walk after #3|
as my legs were jello.
The fastest line (number 4). No chance to hear the audio over the wind.
|The fastest zip.|
|At no time were we not attached|
to a safety (except the mid hike)
|Some great views|
|Number 6, a shorter one, yeah right!|
|Zaxton and Papa|
|That sign tells me it's a good time|
|Kaslo is pretty sweet|
|Start of Highway 31|
|In Flood season this must not be good|
|Ah shit, no more pavement.|
|Backwoods for sure|
|Thank god somebody cut it|
|Although a beautiful spot I kept thinking a bear was|
going to pop out of the bushes.
|This is nice|
|This could be a while of gravel|
|Imagine taking a RV on this road heading at a logging truck|
|"Narrow Winding Highway next 27 km" which I saw|
after the fact. May have prevented me from the experience?
|Made it to the ferry, but late.|
45 min wait as it comes every 1 hr.
|Ferry is coming!|
|Coming in to Shelter Bay|
|After Revelstoke nothing but traffic on Hwy 1.|
|I'll say that's an accident scene.|
|Check out that moon|
|A little chilly, 10pm close to Canmore|
|First Friday over for her at 3pm!|
|The herd of Cowboy's Girls checking in for the night|
|Front row for the races|
That's a big tractor!
|Yep Stampede has started|
|Seriously dude, can't you feel the|
tongue in your shoe. omg!
Wednesday Stampede Shaker. In all my adult years I never once went out with my good buddy Brendan, but this year was the changing of the tidies. Thanks to Andrea for hooking me up with a ticket to Fort Calgary.
Sloan "Money City Maniacs"
|Nice cowboy hat, I'll work on that|
for yeah next year.
|Tom Cochrane's possible last Stampede|
|There's a good field vehicle|
|Good group of guys this year.|
|Lamb schank, yum|
|Vegans at the Stampede can't be happy with this|
|Oh why not throw $120 on Red|
We f"ing won?!
|Thought about using my 30 year|
old BMX, but it wasn't ready yet.
|The general route. Although Cold Garden was removed|
due to a late start.
Bookers, Bottle Screw Bill's, OJ's, The National on 17th
Rose and Crown, Knoxville's, Wildhorse
|Check out Carter's killer ride|
|All the bars were very welcoming|
|Are we having fun or what?!|
|This thing is hard|
|Always nice at the Res|
|Up for sale for 15 mins at my Garage Sale. SOLD!|
|That's a serious hole|
|Nice work Vlado for a 6 pack of Corona|
|Finished by Kaz who I owe!|
|New to me used tires and a clean up|
|Looks great after 30 years sitting|
|Oops. The wind had moved the|
block and when I went up the
boat tipped back. whoa.
|Forest Fire smoke filling the sky|
|The Sun fighting through the clouds|
|My garden coming up well|