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Off to Vernon
We were reluctant to leave Clearwater, but after breakfast in the boathouse restaurant we set off to Vernon on Highway 5. The road took us through attractive dairy farming country on the banks of the North Thompson river with mountains in the background. There are a number of old wooden barns, just like on the cowboy films.
Today was the first day that we woke up to rain clouds. As soon as we packed the car and checked out of the room it started. The closer we drove to the Enchanted Forest the harder it came down. At least it wasn't cold with it and just waterproof jackets were required. Dan and Charlie put their gloves on though, wimps. In the end we walked the fairytale forest and gave the nature walk a miss.
We had no set plans for today so found Scandia Golf & Games on the highway between Vernon & Kelowna. Charlie lost and Dan won as per normal! The boys hit the go-kart track after a cooling drink with Charlie being lapped at least twice that I counted.
After breakfast Ruth and Bruce went canoeing along the lake with Peggy leading in her kayak. Said goodbye to our wonderful hosts Dave & Peggy and headed to Vernon, about 2 hours away. Stopped in Salmon Arm for lunch before arriving at Bruce & Linda Andrews' home in Vernon. Linda is originally from Windsor and with her family used to pick tomatoes at Les and Lorette's ...
... and swimming are the main attractions and in a 52 degree RV, boy were Matt & I keen to jump right in! All of the visitor centers were closed, and we were hoping to repeat our mountain bike trail head free camping, but after much searching the bigger town won out. We ended up pulling over into a car park right beside the highway, Bessy still hot from the day, and no cool breeze made for a terrible nights sleep, so when the sun started blazing ...