Kamloops is known as a
fishing mecca for fishermen and home to the world renowned Kamloops trout, for those
who may be interested in fishing! That does
not happen to be my interest but any invitation to go for a drive in this
beautiful country is a photo opportunity so is good enough for me.
|Edith Lake, Kamloops, BC|
There are over two
hundred lakes within a 60 mile radius of Kamloops and therefore is considered a fisherman’s idea of paradise. We are heading out to find one of these two
hundred lakes….. and no maps to be found.
We have a vague idea of
where we are going, although the last visit into this lake was likely forty
years ago and was from a different direction, but that’s OK. Keith knows where that lake is.
|Rolling hills in Kamloops, BC|
Five minutes out of town
and we are on a country road that takes us through some beautiful rolling hills
and pastures. It is still June and although Kamloops is semi-arrid, it
seems we’ve had enough rain to keep the hills green.
|Which way to go?|
We follow the road, which
has lots of potholes and puddles but we are in no hurry and so little traffic,
we are travelling very slowly and enjoying the view when we come upon a ‘y’ in
We chose to follow the
pipe line, it may be an easier route, those bumps and potholes were getting
difficult after awhile and it sure was not easy taking photos with all those
bumps. I needed both hands to keep Maggie and me on the seat!
|End of the road|
That didn’t work too
well! We had plenty of bumps, potholes and steep hills then we came upon the end of the road. We had to turn around to follow the pipeline back and decide to follow that other road
as we are sure it will take us to where we want to go.
|Country road obstacle|
We’d seen fallen trees along the way but none had been across the road until we got to this one. There really is not much sign of traffic on
this road so it may have been here for awhile. Keith lifts it enough so I can drive the truck under and to the other side.
|Kamloops country scenes|
Our plan to take the
other road takes us right back to the ‘end of the road’ we had just come
from! We follow the pipeline back again to the
‘y’ in the road and with no other roads to follow in this area, we make our way
back to familiar territory!
|Beautiful Kamloops buck|
We had not seen any
wildlife out in the country during this drive but then what do we see just as
we get back to town! This beautiful buck
was enjoying a drink of water and stayed for some photos.
|Jacko Lake, Kamloops, BC|
We did enjoy some beautiful
scenery on our afternoon of travelling the country roads but we did not find
that lake we were looking for. It turns
out that they hadn’t moved the lake but sometime during the past 40 years, they
had built a new road into that lake and this wasn’t the one. We will look for that lake on another