Trip Start Feb 05, 2010
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13 Jun 10 - We stayed an extra day in Jasper, simply changed our campsite for a powered one. Even so the elk were about and on my wanderings around, spied a grey wolf moving through the campground, no more than 50 metres from our RV. They are difficult to see properly amidst the grey of the birch trees and move so quickly. We took the tramway up Whistler's Mountain, not to be confused with Whistler where the Olympics were - great view and there was still snow. Had a chance to spend a bit of time in the sun watching the elk before the clouds moved in and started to rain again.
14 Jun 10 - Not a bad day when we left Jasper crossing over the border into British Colombia, round about Mt Robson (biggest mountain in Canada), beautiful country as well, still mountains, trees and lakes
15 Jun 10 - Got up at 4.00 am this morning to chat with the kids on Skype, great start to the day. Weather started out good so headed up into the park to view some of the falls, absolutely magnificent, again the photos do not do them justice. Kaz got a shot of a Bison, not wild of course, but considering the last wild ones died back in the 1800's we were lucky to see one even behind a fence. On the walk to one of the falls I reckon I have captured the "National Geographic nature shot of the year". Coming back down the mountain the weather again closed in and rain was imminent so decided to push south out of the mountains and hopefully avoid the rain. Wrong! We finally got into Kamloops and it was still p.....g (pelting) down, not a campground to be found only a trailer park packed with good old "trailer trash", so we took up the camping option advice provided on several occasions and CAMPED IN THE CAR PARK OF THE KAMLOOPS WAL-MART how bogan is that.
16 Jun 10 - Not the greatest of rests I can assure you, so we were up veeerrryyy early off one the road again south sorta, through Vernon into the wine growing country and have ended up in Kelowna, nice little city on the banks of Lake Okanagan, perfect camp spot, all we now is the sun to shine tomorrow and all will be great
17 Jun 10 - Well sunshine didn't arrive yet but the forcast was for 19 and then went to 23 but actually never went beyond 19, even a huge storm built up in the arvo but blew over. As this is wine growing country, zipped out to the Grey Monk Winery for lunch, very, very nice to. Had a nice drop of Grey Monk Gewurztraminer at the tasting and grabbed a bottle to slop down with spagetti for tea.
Well we are now back in a more populated area away from the huge Provincial Parks so hopefully the blog will be up dated on a more regular basis.