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Summer 2018

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Part Five: Kamloops




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Part Five: Kamloops

August 2018

Part Five of our Canadian Rockies Road Trip Adventure.


We admit we hadn't heard of Kamloops before planning this trip but we were pleasantly surprised when we explored it. On the way to Kamloops we stopped several times, had a lovely lunch beside a river and noticed that the speed limit had gone up from 90kph to 100 kph (62mph.) The roads were more windier and hillier and traffic had increased.

This is the Ford Taurus hire car we had. Daddy didn't like it as it was so dark inside, had poor visibility and mirrors and he couldn't get the seating right. It seemed as if the steering wheel or pedals were offset. Fusspot.


Another day, another river! Freelander Falls to be precise.


Early Sunday morning in Kamloops saw us walk to the river. Two actually: the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Once again we were welcomed by an attractive riverside park and a wooden truss bridge which Mummy and Daddy found very interesting. Weird!

This bridge still carried a major road over it.

We just loved this sign. Daddy still doesn't want a dog though - Meanie.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fancying another walk and taking our lunch with us (actually it was the remains of last night's "child size" pizza) we took off out of the city to Peterson Creek Park. The leaflet we had showed several trails, but not the heights. After walking under this bridge we ended up looking down on it.

Note our trail snaking up the hill on the left. By now the temperature had soared again so don't touch the screen - you'll burn your fingers.


So what is then? (Answer below.)


End of Part Five.

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 P.S. The orange object is a railroad snow plough, not a boat!


Above: they weren't kidding either. We could smell it constantly and on a long journey could taste it on our lips. Many Japanese and Chinese tourists were wearing face masks.

Why a picture of a toilet? These were obviously very important to us and could be found at most pull ins and beauty spots. Non flushing, the waste just fell into an open tank which was emptied by vacuum into a truck. We called them Dunnies as in Australia.


Another day, another trail too!


Still in Riverside Park we came across this memorial stone showing the flood heights over the years. From the top: 1894, 1972, 1948 and 1998. The destruction must have been terrible.


Above and below, two faces of Kamloops, downtown and an art gallery.


Daddy says that this should have sound as the crossing was going "ding ding ding ding" in true Canadian/American railroad style. The train approaching was one of these super-long freight trains, some 1.7km! Very difficult to photograph as Mummy often tried.

And so ended a pleasant Sunday in Kamloops.