The recent months leave very little opportunity to do much socializing due to the 2020 pandemic but we have so many country roads that welcome us to enjoy the beautiful calming sights that are there to enjoy and a great way to spend some time. Kamloops is known to be a semi-arid climate and our sagebrush and cactus are true examples of that but once we climb some of these hills we see it differently.
lot was surprisingly full but then I realized the chair lift is open and one could
enjoy a ride up there whether to do some hiking or just some sightseeing. That
would be a great opportunity for taking photos but with Maggie along for this ride,
we couldn’t be doing that today. We’ll
put that on the list for another day, as long as I can convince myself I can do
We drove up
to Sun Peaks with the intention of following an old route to Chase from there,
but it turns out that road is no longer available so the plans change. There is no shortage of country roads in this
area so we find another.
in Kamloops for most of our lives and have covered a lot of these country roads
whether for skiing, snowmobiling, fishing or just sightseeing but there are
still some we’ve not seen, at least not during the last 60 years! We cross a few creeks or brooks, on this road that enter
into Louis Creek that then flows into the North Thompson River.
little church was a surprise to see and a definite must to get photos of, we
turned around and went back for this.
This was a Sunday afternoon and no services happening but it doesn’t look
like there had been any visitors in quite awhile. For some reason I felt I shouldn’t go peek in
windows so I enjoyed the view from the roadside. One of the few photos of the day that wasn’t
a drive by one!
drawn to old barns and livestock so this was another “stop and pull over” photo
opp. Most barns we see are old ones, and
not often in good shape. That could be a dangerous building so I doubt there is
much use for them anymore but glad they’re still standing to remind us of days gone by.
The smaller building may have been a home.
approached the fence I noticed a single gal going down to the creek for a
drink. She noticed me, too, so I think she
was putting on a show. Once she
had her drink, she walked into the water in the shade of the tree and called
out a couple of times. We had a very
short conversation before she headed out of the creek, I don’t think she could
hear me properly. lol
many fields at this time of year are bundles of hay. We used to see them much smaller and rectangle
shaped and still might on occasion but we now see many huge ‘marshmallow’ bales
out there. Some are wrapped in clear
like these loaded on the truck and shows you just how big these bales really
is the main creek that weaves its’ way down to the North Thompson River, and a
good source of water for many, I’m sure.
It also has a community named after it that is north of Kamloops on the
Yellowhead Highway, where we arrived to after travelling through this pretty
We hope you
enjoyed some of our beautiful Kamloops scenery today and will join us again
when we take another ‘Sunday drive’.