|Low level South Thompson|
The South Thompson River comes down from Shuswap Lake and is now waiting for the spring runoff to fill it to the brim. These sandbars cover a lot of ground when the river is at a winter low but before long this river will be running at a much higher level that we’d want before it settles down to summer levels.
|South Thompson cove|
We hadn’t driven far from the horse visit when we saw two chickens coming down the road towards us! This is a country road, not a lot of traffic but still a bit dangerous for them and not something we’d expect to see. I got out of the truck and once they saw me, they came running towards me! That’s a first! LOL. I had to get photos but a video would have been better. I shuttled them back across the road to let some cars go by and a third chicken joined us. It appeared that no one was home at the main house but the chicken house was full of chickens who were now following me on their side of the fence. I was able to calmly send the 3 escaped chickens up the bank towards their home before getting back in the truck. I think they were out shopping for food, it was lunch time for them.
|Deer and llamas|
The country road drive has come to an end and we cross over the Pritchard Bridge to get onto the highway to go back home. This bridge was built in the early 1900 and spans the South Thompson River. It is a one lane bridge, although a bit wider and higher in the center to allow boats to go under.
Our Sunday drive offered some sunshine, some great Kamloops hoodoos, farm animals and plenty of calm. Those chickens strutting down the road was the chuckle of our day!
Times can be made to enjoy and we must make the most of what we have.