Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oliver KVR

Today we tried a paved part of the old Kettle Valley Railway Trail from the North end of Oliver to the South, all along the river. It was much easier than cycling on gravel ! The sun came out, along with more blossoms, flowers, and leaves, and the aromas along our ride were delicious, accompanied by fresh country sounds: the gently murmuring stream, birdsong from newly-arrived White-Crowned Sparrows, as well as "Chicagos" from the California Quails, and squeaks from the Ospreys and Brewer's Blackbirds.We made it back for lunch this time, and Paris came along with us again.
We had Chili con Carne with a bun...

Paris and Michael at the end of our trail

Paris and Hanne
Paris's Ellen returns next month. Prince William has to go back to work next week, so no honeymoon for a while! Poor lad!....
Our road home seen through the car window.


Desiree said...

You really have taken to cycling in a big way! I continue to be hugely impressed, except that I also feel like even more of a sloth than I already was...seeing how active you both are. You all looked super happy and healthy and clearly having a marvellous time. Beautiful, beautiful pictures & scenery again, too!

Barbara said...

I, too, feel even more like a sloth. On the other hand, we have been 12 times to the hot pools this April and this month maybe even more while we are waiting for the house to get a new owner.
Kaj wants to go bicycling in Penticton too, so we are watching your adventures closely.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Bei uns (auf der Alpennordseite) wachsen die Bäume bis auf einer Höhe von 1800 m ü.M.
Bis auf welche Höhe wachsen bei euch die Bäume?
Liebe Grüse

Michael and Hanne said...

Angela: In the Canadian Rockies the tree-line is 2400 metres. Here the mountains are low and trees grow all the way to the top!