In this month there were a few random moments you will find in the Other Stuff section at the end of the post, BUT the highlight was truly my annual ride out to the West Coast of Canada enjoying Kootney Lake in Creston, Checking out Nanaimo, Organic Farming in Saltspring Island, Glass Blowing in Gibsons, and Witnessing the Devastation from Forest Fires in the Shuswaps.
Day 1-2, Creston (500km) Rode south through Diamond Valley to Highway 3 and on to Creston. Amazing scenery and a great day.
|Let's go Stryker|
|Highway 22 south|
|Frank's slide that took out the town in 1903|
|The Sparwood dump truck|
|"Duel" 2023 version|
|In to Creston|
|And up in to the sticks to visit Stu and Vero|
|On Kootney lake with almost no one else|
|"Next Creek" Beach|
|A few amazing cabins/mansions|
|And then this lego looking one...|
|Bring on the sun|
|The road is open people, let's go|
|7 C, ouch|
|Christina Lake, cold, mountain water fed.|
|And the economic Abbotsford Airport|
|Massive day, finished with |
Vietnamese food, yum.
|Always love this last piece of road to the ferry|
|Thanks Dorota, Aleksandra and |
Thomas for hosting me after a monster day
|Clearly in farming country when|
you see an egg vending machine!
|Man, this place needs attention|
|Must have ate the whole tree!|
|JP and me|
|Great, but a little frosty at night, yeehaw!|
|Johnny's new compost mixer|
|Yep, an APPLE with pink flesh|
|old apple tree, 100+ years|
|Jess and others enjoying a game using ground|
cherries and relay
|Some Saltspring famous pies|
I cannot eat...heard they are great
|Pot luck at Farmer's year end|
|Oh to have a boat here...|
|Entry to other Nanaimo ferries, not the same|
as from Tsawwassen
|Vancouver in the distance|
|Good to have a motorbike, right to the front|
|Wild trailer set up attached to |
rear axle of kid's KTM.
Home made with dad.
|Awesome deck with Pat, Hux and Zoe|
|loading up 9am ish|
|I'm ready for a good day|
|Green Lake North of Whistler|
|a bit of construction slow down|
|That is not fog, it's smoke from fires.|
|smoky near Lillooet|
|Really so many fires|
|In to Kamloops first time since I lived here 2022|
|Ah man, I want a dog on the back of my bike|
|Yep, that's burnt trees|
|Used to be a gas station|
|So little greenery|
|Copters preparing to drop water|
|Fires in the distance|
|Art's summer cabin|
|So cute, two siblings snuggled|
|Another house burnt down|
|Fire station burnt down|
|Sicamous, and a shot of the houseboating world|
|Three Valley Gap|
|Top of the Rogers Pass|
|Back to AB!|
|Amazing smoked ribs by chef Nathan|
|Low flying cropduster|
poisoning us and checking out
|Some used "brand new" |
Gazelle's for $70!
|Look at this tee box|
|Good night Styker|
|Finally finished this bag|
3 years later?
|Looks and was tasty|
|Final supper of the year|
|Can't stop the machine|
|Up and down at Fox Hollow|
|Can't they make the Registry just a little fun|
Imagine working here...
|Extended family visiting from USA|
Suzanne and her dad with my cousin.
|My first cousin's Mom Jennifer Canadian born|
with a Carolina accent...odd...
|Excellent photo Suzanne|