Monday, September 14, 2009

Kimberley to Castlegar, B.C.

Aug. 3 - We are on our way from Bryan and Joan's home using the GPS to find our way back to the highway over some creative routing. We stopped for gas at the Husky noticing quite a lot of road construction happening in Kimberley/Marysville. We have a lunch stop at Moyie Lake with a time change shortly after. We go to Creston and turn north on the #3A road so that we go on the Kootenay Lake ferry. Very smokey and hazey on a 32 degree hot day. We shut off the propane while waiting for the 2:30 ferry. Its a 35 minute ride. Beautiful scenery. We get off the ferry and head for Castlegar. We get lost while trying to see a bit of Nelson. Finally on our way again and get to the Kootenay campsite about 5:30. We get plugged in and have supper - hamberger, washday potatoes, salad, ice cream, zinfandal. Do the dishes and walk to the river (?). Lovely sunset. We need to spend more time in the Kootenays. It is very pretty country.

At home: We got back from the Island Challenge (1927 and prior antique cars rally) which was in the Duncan area. Hot day, which is better than the usual rain we get on this meet. Was good to see everyone. Rosalie, I will have some photos for you in a day or two, I hope.
Our house guests were gone when we got home. Dan and Carol on their way home and the Grants taking a bit of a tour to Vancouver. Our dinner party for the nine of us went fairly well on Thursday.
In the garden, the purple plums are falling on the ground going to waste. I must get out and gather them and freeze them for later use. I will make them into sauce like I did with the yellow plums. The pump in the pond has quit. I guess its filter must be plugged up again. I really must get the big filter out of the bottom of the pond and attach it again. Maybe get a bit of wire to make a cage around the whole thing as added filtering and assuring that the filter stays attached.

1 comment:

Cheryl Kugler said...

What lovely photos! Especially like the colors in the sunsets. Just great. Thanks for sharing~