Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
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... lunch at Cranbrook Tim Hortons.
12.30 - through Moyie
1.30 - through Creston
2.10 - Kuskanook Rest Area
3.10 - ice cream at Mojo's while waiting for ferry from Kootenay Bay
3.30 - onto the ferry to Balfour
4.10 - arrive at Balfour
4.30 - arrive at Motel - Kokanee Glacier Motel.
Going to Nelson for dinner and back to sit on the balcony sipping cocktails and taking in the uninterrupted ...
... interesting interior. It was a large elegant building with scrollwork and turrets when it was constructed in 1896; however, a new owner decided to give it a major facelift in the 1920's to make it more modern. And converted into a grey stone building with no interesting architectural features. It fell into disrepair in the 1960's, but was carefully restored by the present owners in the 1980's. Our accommodation was in the ...
... girls, Clare and Shona, 35 and 39 respectively. I had a special spot for Clare and we often shared a giggle at the dinner table. Both were amazingly well travelled and had plans to do more. Then apart from Kristen who cooked most of or meals, (and in incidentally has published two cook books, needless to say the meals were wonderful), there was John from Scotland and was the bear tracker and guide, Lily a guide who was brought up on a local hippie commune...sweet thing...and a ...
... One thing unique about this place: as it sits at the end of a road before a ferry crossing, the only traffic as ferries arrive or are about to depart. As the ferries were scheduled to stop at 2200, we had no nighttime traffic outside our motel. Good thing since the road was only about 15 yards away.
Stats: Departed 0940. Arrived 1715. Avg speed 53. Distance traveled ...
... Some like to find a little private hidey hole and stay in the caves experiencing a steam bath effect while they enjoy a soak in the springs. And then jump out to frighten family members when they come peacefully floating by. The water temperature in the springs varies up to 42 degrees or you can hop in what looks like a regular swimming pool which is a more termperate ...