Day 15 - Kamloops to Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
34Trip End Sep 23, 2008
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Before we go further with the narrative, perhaps we should digress and remark on some of the other things that have amused us on our way. Phil discovered Beef Jerky a rather tasty Dried Beef concoction - we also discovered not to leave it unattended in and RV containing Monty. He ate two whole packets and this tale ends up back with the subject of toilets - isn't that funny? I think we mentioned bugs earlier in the Blog, we discovered that they are a form of winged Grasshopper - Chrissy was petrified of them, I think she thought they were flesh eating!
Our journey to Whistler set off through the Frazer Valley and yet again we were treated to some spectacular views, which got better and better as the day progressed. I am becoming a little paranoid about wow, wow, wow, so I will restrain myself in this entry (although it would not be understated if I did say wow, wow, wow). Every day of the journey so far has been remarkably different, some days were spent along highways, with cruise control in control and others, like this were Drivers' Days. These roads were motorcyclist's roads and we dreamt of 'getting the knee down" as we carved the S's. We went around switchbacks, up steep inclines, along sheer drop edges and down steep descents.
In the end, we had stopped so many times, to marvel at the views and capture the day on camera that we stopped just short of Whistler (30 kms or so) in Nairn Falls Provincial Park. It was idyllic - no electric, no showers, rudimentary toilets (there we go again) but in the most beautiful setting imaginable, with snow capped mountains as a backdrop and racing torrents of a mountain river as it cascades yards from the RV. We settled down to a night by a campfire and a beer or two.