Kelowna to Vernon
We started out with all of our rain gear on today and kept it on for the entire ride, as the rain did not let up and it seemed to get colder in the afternoon. We followed a relatively cycle-friendly route to Winfield. After that it was the 97 which is now our least favourite thoroughfare. The traffic was heavy and the shoulders narrow. Close to Vernon, Lois suggested a side route which appeared to be an old highway running along the lake. This was much quieter, with very little traffic and better views of the lake. When that route eventually led back to the 97, we discovered a bike path beside the highway which took us the rest of the way into the city and we arrived in better humour. We had a delightful dinner and visit with the Cooke family. Paul was honoured to be chosen as the favoured story reader and Lois was invited to a game of “hockey” with 3 year-old Daniel.
We are still journeying through the Okanagan First Nations territory.