We stayed at Chinook Cove Golf and RV. The golf course is absolutely beautiful. The course is so well kept and the weather, although we had nighttime showers, was perfect with sunshine during the days. Perfect RV’ing and golfing weather. I enjoyed the scenery and the ride around the golf course more than I did the golfing, lol. This is a view of the flat half, wait till you see the next half! The hills and valleys aren’t easy to see in these photos but they were there!
I am not a very accomplished golfer, although I have swung
those clubs a zillion times at many golf balls, but this was the most
intimidating golf course I have ever been on.
I likely only golfed about three of the nine holes, rather than lose the
pretty golf balls I have! I would
suggest that anyone going might want to carry extra golf balls with them. The fellas lost a few of them on our round.
The RV Park is not large with 18 great spots and nice facilities, as well. It is only a 45 minute drive from our home in Kamloops and makes for a good place to spend a few days, especially for those who enjoy a challenging round of golf.
These lush green hills are slightly different than the sage
hills we have closer to Kamloops but we have still not reached our dry days of
summer yet, so the green will not stay so lush, I’m sure. No drought but we’ve had them in the
past. This area is part of the McLure
Fire in 2003 that destroyed over 65 thousand acres. The spikey outline at the top of these hills
are what is left of the trees that burned.
Droughts can be a danger with fire season as well as
lightening, arson and human carelessness, which was the cause of this 2003
fire. Thankfully, much of the terrain
has new growth since that time and creates a much nicer sight than it did back
then, it was a sad sight to see. The
North Thompson River weaves its way through the valley and creates some
Being a passenger in the truck definitely allows me to see
more and usually with my camera ready. I
had hoped I would get the rainbow showing under the irrigation sprinkler and
there it is. Takes little to excite me for photos. lol Much of Kamloops and area
is ranching country and we see many horses on this part of the North Thompson
Timing was good for me with my camera as well as for this
young buck as he ran across the busy highway.
Not all wildlife are this lucky. This
wouldn’t be an unusual sight so hopefully most drivers would be watchful for
We had been following the Yellowhead Highway north from
Kamloops on the east side of the North Thompson River to Barriere and today we
are on the Westsyde Road on the west side of the River. The valley width is not large and as on the
Yellowhead, this road rarely loses sight of the river. Peaceful days of summer with horses grazing
in the field are such a calming sight to see.
|Chinook Cove Golf and RV Park
|RV Park at Chinook Cove
|Green hills on the Yellowhead Hwy
|North Thompson River
|Ranch land at McLure, BC
|Ranching on Westsyde Road
Our drive took us as far as Whispering Pines when Mother Nature decided to rain on this off road racing fun. These facilities host numerous events throughout the summer but hopefully most of them would happen on a warm summer day.
There are many things going on during our summer months but we hope to get out and enjoy some more of our local areas before the summer ends.