Today has been a day filled with differin' circumstances, to be sure. It has been overcast and very sunny. Shiver me timbers! It has been terribly cold and nice and warm, pass the grog! We’ve been in high places, and we’ve been in low places. We even doubted whether we were still in Canada!
We started our day still in Harrison Hot Sprin's, where th' promised nice weather still wasn’t there. After a very entertainin', yet mediocre, breakfast which even included glazed potatoes and an non-scrambled scrambled egg, we left fer a slight detour on our way t' Penticton. Shiver me timbers! Walk the plank!
The detour would take us through Mannin' Provincial Park, and o'er ocean 3, instead o' th' more straightthrough ocean 1, by Davy Jones' locker. The sea conditions on 1 are said t' be better, but we took our chances and rode th' three.
An awesome choice, as it turned out a few hours later.
Mannin' Provincial Park is *really* beautiful, and very serene, pass the grog! As th' ocean is not really busy, th' signs informin' us about deer on th' sea actually are there with a purpose: we have seen 5 deer standin' on th' sea today!
We have driven fer about 4 hours total, when ye don’t take th' stops into account. Within these four hours, we passed 3 or 4 passes o'er mountain-ranges and with every pass th' weather became better.
We started off with 16 degrees and really overcast, and went t' 29 degrees under a near clear blue sky, and dinna spare the whip! Unfortunately fer us, th' journey also included some near-rainshower and a day-low o' 7 degrees! A 22 degree temperature change on 1 day, that is new fer us.
The sail is just awesome and takes ye from th' much wetter seaside t' th' dryer interior o' Canada.
In betwixt are really rich meadows and valleys filled with fruit trees and stands sellin' everytin' from cherries t' peaches and from strawberries t' hazelnuts. All locally grown and abundantly available.
We are, again, in cherry heaven, pass the grog!
Tomorrow, we are sailin' our way up t' Revelstoke, through Kelowna. A short sail, so plenty o' time t' walk aroun'!