We left the Shuswap Monday morning and ran into our first storm about 20 kms down the road with heavy rain mixed with hail. After another 20 or so kms, we were in sunshine which mostly stayed with us for about 150 kms. We did, however, have some really nasty wind which Aileen was afraid would tip us over like what happened with our neighbours down south. I had to reduce our speed considerably in order to maintain control. We were very glad when we got past the wind storm. Aileen drove much of the
On Tuesday, we hit the road about 9 AM heading for the ferry. Good thing we left early as there was a rather long tedious stretch of construction at Clearbrook with stop and go, merging two lanes of freeway into one. We still arrived at the Tsawwassen terminal nearly an hour ahead of our 12:45 sailing. That gave us time for a leisurely lunch in the trailer. It cost over $193. for the ferry to Vancouver Island and I shudder to think what it will cost when we leave as the fares are going up a lot on April 1st, I have heard. There were lots of snowbirds with their RVs on board but very few other people so very quiet and peaceful for the ride. We stopped at a park to top up our water tank then moved up to my brother Charlie’s (and Sheila) place. We hope to hang out here for awhile with short trips here and there. We have the place to ourselves as they are in
Wednesday was a rest day for Aileen, mostly. I took my cameras and went for a walk at
Today, I went to Little Qualicum Falls Park for the afternoon while Aileen and the girls napped. I got rained on a couple times but with the rain the light was better for water pictures. Again, I was surprised how busy the park was although not as many people as yesterday at Englishman’s.