Hope, Cathedral Provincial Park

First 4 days are done and I thought I would take the time to write on this travelblog of mine that I now see I’ve been doing for almost 6 ½ years!

Seems I’m only going to have enough time to write day 1 before my parking runs out. Will do the other days later…

The car packed, I stopped to get some bear spray from MEC… might need that if I’m going to camp out in the wilderness. In the car, off on Highway 1. Clearing the city and Abbotsford, I decided to make the first stop in Hope.

Seems there was a Harley Davidson Festival on...

So after a quick lunch, I headed to get some petrol…. this should be no problem… I counted seven stations on the way in. Oh no no… every last one of them was full! I would either be waiting for 4 cars to fill (and everyone took their sweet time once they got to the pump). I eventually found a free one. Then I loaded up on BBQ grub for that evening’s camping.

I did get reminded that the Hope Slide, the largest landslide ever recorded in Canada, occurred near here… so I went to go see it.

This was huge! Look at Wikipedia!

Bit more driving later and I saw a sign for Cathedral Provincial Park. Literally just saw a sign and pulled off the road and headed there. That’s the extent of planning I’ve done.

On the way in... I think the road had turned to graded dirt at this point...

Camping on the first night in Lakeview Head Campground! I intend to eat like a king!!!

And I had ideas I wouldn't bother with the fly on my tent... decided against this eventually...

I had the whole campground to myself, although there was another van there… but I never once saw the occupants…

Great way to start off!

Ok, I’ll write the rest later, I think my parking is going to run out.

Wow this still take a long time to write…

Here was the route I did on day one:

BC Road Trip Time!

Changing jobs! That’s as good a reason as any to go on a trip!! I only had 2 weeks to plan… had a look at flights, right at the heart of the school holidays and decided they were a no go… besides, I’ve done one of the main diving destinations (Roatan last year) that a lot of the travelling sorts go to and my friend Gabby kept avoiding the question when I pressed her for where to go next 😛

Then I realized I haven’t seen much of the Interior of BC yet… and I bought an Impreza last year… ROAD TRIP!

2 weeks of virtually no planning later, I’m on the road!

Loading up the Road Warrior! Cooler, Propane Barby, Tent, Sleeping bags (two, depending on how hot it is)... I intend to live like a king!!!

It was kind of a bad time to have the Panasonic Lumix TS3 in for repair, worse still, my old Casio Exelim 1080 has seen much better days (lens doesnt focus well, can’t zoom anymore, doesnt always bring the lens back into the camera body when turning off, doesn’t always turn on for that matter). Looks like the Nexus One will be stepping up to being a full blown camera for a bit.

Good news is, I’m going White Water Rafting in Lytton on 27th, so my friend Hannah can bring my replacement camera when it’s delivered! Thanks Hannah!

Things I want to do include vineyards and lots of them, car camping (aka LUXURY CAMPING), generally touring round. As I say, there isn’t much of a plan going on here!

So, I’m off. I’m cheating and writing this post in Osoyoos, one day after I departed, I’ll write the story of the first few days soon! Now some Skype calls home!