Snow balls, Sunshine & Shuswup Lake

Trip Start May 31, 2011
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Trip End Jun 23, 2011


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What I did
Drove from San Francisco to Salmon Arm

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

As we drove out of Vancouver, we were tired after the last few days of huge walking. It didn't help that for the first 30 minutes, the drive was boring which makes you more tired which is never good.

Then it was like a whole new world opened up.

First we had a great view of a cat and mouse game between the car in front of us and the cop in front of him. The game started when the car went to overtake the cop, the cop flashed his lights as a warning, the car got the message and stayed back. The rest of us followed. Everyone who thought to overtake us, saw the cop, slowed down and came back inline. Mind you we were all travelling at 110 in 100 zone. The cop set this speed, no one was in front of him. 

The following game continued for quite a while when the car cop started to slow down to 100, in the hope, it seemed that the car would overtake just so he could get him. The cop  got his wish, the car ended up overtaking, the cop swooped on him moments later, for what I don;t know, besides the tailgatting he was doing the same speed as the rest of us. Lesson learnt though, don't annoy the Canadian police.

As we continued to drive, the mist got heavy to the point where visiblity was near to 0. The temp gage on the car had the temperature rapidly drop down to 40 degreed farenheit which was about 4 degrees celsius. We watched as the rock formations by the road had mini waterfalls coming down which soon changed from one with water streaming down, to ones with just ice. There was then lost of snow. We stopped at a rest area where Danny was able to collect enough snow to throw it at me. The fact that his hands froze doing so was revenge enough for me.

The landscape only got better as we went on, but the temperature went up quite quickly. Within about 10kms we were back to sunny skies and snow wasn't seen again.

The mountains were absolutely magnificent. Hopefully the video was able to capture the absolute beauty of it all.

Our stop for the night was in Salmon Arm which is great town on Shuswup lake. We did some impromtu fishng on this little dock where Danny caught his first fish in Canada. Got some great pics of the massive lake while we listened to some local music from high school kids i think. They were horrible but cute for trying. Canucks played Boston today inBoston, they lost again so we're beginning to think we may be bad luck for them. Hopefully not. 
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