Saturday May 18, 2013. Day 5

Manning Park to Princeton

Today we cycled 67 kms but the Garmin “froze” so we have no map or stats.

We woke to the  tweets of a couple of Barn Swallows on our window sill, and a chilly morning. Looking forward to an easier day, we carried on on the Crowsnest Highway, following the Similkameen river,  descending for several kilometres, before climbing again to Sunday Pass. The weather was sunny and showery, which meant we were continually stopping to put on/remove jackets and helmet covers, but did manage to have an espresso stop (camp stove) and picnic lunch between showers. The Similkameen valley is beautiful, though much mining activity (copper and gold) closer to Princeton. All in all, a good day, although still acquiring our “hill” legs.

Today we stayed again, on the traditional territory of the Okanagan First Nations.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday May 18, 2013. Day 5”

  1. Proud of you! I am enjoying reading your journal entries. Everytime I see someone cycling along the highway, I give them a little extra space and say a prayer for your safety. Love, Mo

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