Ribbleworth Falls, May 12/22

Today’s walking destination, it’s a 15minute walk from Wood Lake to this sign

They added this board since the last time we were here. This makes me LOL, note the legs

Made it! It’s that time, “REWARD”

This is us! Falls behind us

Back at Bailey it’s fire time

Bailey from a different angle. I do love it here especially as the park is very quiet, at least for now. There are tons of ducks who frolic in this creek but we are not to get a photo, yet!

Allan beat me in steps of the day (for a change), he finished over 18,000 to my 17,000. Big stepping day!!

May 11/22 Like this site better! Wood Lake RV, Lake Country

This place has the latest check in we’ve encountered 3pm. They are adamant about it blaming staffing issues. Fortunately, Enterprise said it was OK to stay there, we used the time to go to Costco. Not happy that Costco stopped “old folks” hour but here we are.

The upwards view

I love it here, it is so peaceful. We have friends joining us here, it will be a blast!

Night 1 fire

May 08/22 – 2nd visit to Princeton.

Meet Bud, the keeper of the trail

Where Rivers and Friends Meet, Princeton’s slogan. This is where the rivers meet

Weyerhaeuser Saw Mill, we took a little break to watch these guys

Walked a little more to get our “rewards”

2 rivers become 1 from a different angle

Our last fire here

May 9th Heading to Kelowna Day

There were 2 RV’s in the park, the other one left and there was just us! Can you spot the 2Bs?

The drive

Our “resort” for a couple of days to get our annual service done. Fingers crossed we can get the replacement windshield organized in time.

Our neighbours!

Quiet bunch 🙂

Exploring Princeton, BC May 07, 2022

Princeton the town that (click for the story) flooded in Nov 2021, so incredibly devastating, such remarkable comeback.

Welcome to Princeton

Some of the interesting stuff… Stairs! Tried to convince Allan to go up them, wasn’t very successful

Flying what ???

Fire fighters!

My ChooChoo Conductor !!

Heading to

the tunnel built in 1961

Destruction: Mother Nature giveth and taketh.. How much strength is required to wash away a portion of this bridge??

T’is beautiful. Truth be told, this is where we enjoyed our rewards 🙂

Tunnel goes through the mountain

Takes 3m49s to walk through the tunnel. Aren’t we dorky to time this!! Must admit I love this photo, makes me smile

Back home

05/06/2022 Hwy 3 from Hope to Hedley

Hwy 3 is a twisty, turny, highway. Many warn again taking this route yet here we are.

It is beautiful, but there are some “oh shit” moments that keep the heart healthy

Not snow, what is it?

BC has many of these. This one looks more torturous than most

Here we are! Only 22 sites, should have thought that through a little more. We’re #19, note you can come but you can never leave!

Steps from Simikameen River, The beach. Who the heck would swim in this water

Never, almost, a dull moment… We were going to visit Hedley tomorrow but were told there is a Covid outbreak. We will opt for plan b Good night…..

On the road, again :) May 03/2022 to Hope

Goodbye to Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Rondalyn

Hello travel our old friend!

Waiting for the ferry to whisk us off the Island

Our whisker arrives.

Sad the kids won’t be close. 🙁

Many ships including a tug, tugging train cars

This is the “Silver Muse” as seen from the ferry

This is Jack Point, we hiked all around this on Feb 07th ..https://www.facebook.com/profile/560297692/search/?q=jack

Had a fun ferry trip. Had breakfast on board “Coastal Bennies” then found a corner to call our own to play cards

Back on land heading to Hope we hear what sounds like a gun shot or a rock hitting us. We see no evidence, something to check out when we stop.

Fuel stop. What do our eyes behold, F)&k

Oh well, what can you do except curse “F)&k dump trucks” See the mountain in the reflection

Our home for the next few days, Coquihalla Campground Site 59

May 4th – Explore Hope Day… We are closer to downtown than we knew which is fun.

A little cloudy and the Coquihalla River, steps from our site

First stop on our walking tour Canyon Glass to show them photos of our owie

Size wise it may be OK to just repair the chip, (chip has to be smaller than a loonie), but the spider cracks make it not doable. How now to arrange a windshield replacement?

Enough of this thinking stuff, off we go to explore Hope. It’s a cute little, sleepy town with lots of wood carvings, here’s a sampling

Not sure why they have a carving of Rambo…Fast forward to tomorrow when, on our walk we figure it out. Interesting 🙂

Our walk took us past Rolly’s Restaurant. BC’ers will remember how often they were in the news for their stance against vaccines, masks, etc. No, we didn’t enter.

We get in a much needed, FIRE!! The fire pit in our last Rondalyn visit was too tall to enjoy a fire

Finish the day with eating our 2nd to last made in Nanaimo, Nanaimo bar.. Delicious

Almost Goodbye Vancouver Island May 02, 2022

We had fun spending our last Island weekend with Kyle & Megan. Dice, cards, delicious steak and Caesar salad, and fun, fun fun.

Sunday, May 1st we watched an Indy Race. An exciting race but POOP, Allan’s driver finished ahead of mine.

Monday, May 2nd our last trip to Nanaimo. Like so many others days, this one starts off with pouring rain. I’ll not miss the rain and gloomy days but will miss the many great places we visited and friends we made in the park.

We take ourselves to, of course, the waterfront. We love it there. We drive by the Petroglyph Park, stopping hadn’t work out – this time we stop.

Took all of about 8 minutes to see it, but we did.

Off to the habour front… From the highway we see a cruise ship. We haven’t heard anything about one arriving yet here it is. We walk towards the ship, no extra people – where is everyone??

Meet the “Silver Muse” Read about it here Now we know about where the people are.

A harbour front visit must include a visit to the W.E. Ricker. These are the photos of our first viewing of the Decommissioning of the Canadian Coast Guard offshore fisheries research vessel CCGS W.E Ricker, and today the last we will see.


Will share the entire series of photos on a new post. Stay tuned….

Yet another water plane off to Vancouver, 20 minutes and you are there! We should have done that for a few day getaway. Next visit.

What’s a walk, without a reward? Non-existent… Spot Silver Muse in the background?

For at least a month, a nearby gas station, had a large felled tree, we since have learned it 260 years old being carved. We’ve never saw the carving in progress, stopped to day to see it. Simply WOW!!

Great day!