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  • Day288

    Kamloops, Canada

    August 1, 2017 in Canada

    The highs and lows that are the end.

    Kamloops hosted our last night on tour. I can't say we had reason to stay here in particular, but it did do a pretty good job as the halfway house on our long road back to Vancouver. After all of our toe-teetering in the glacier fed lakes of the national parks, we finally managed to find a swimmable lake just before we hit Kamloops. It was warm and sunny and packed full of locals - the perfect spot for a lunch break and a well needed swim (shower)! As our journey continued west, the smoke thickened and temperatures rose, and we listened intensely to the radio warnings for fire dangers and road closures. From what I could smell we must have been getting pretty darn close! The scenery too, hosted strong evidence of recent fires that once threatened the town and now instilled an eerie feeling.

    We treated ourselves to a (low) quality motel which, despite the reputations motels have for their beds, was an amazingly comfortable sleep. A good deal better than the three dollar lilo, I can tell you that! Kamloops also provided a fantastic and unhealthy last supper which included a take on Canada's famous poutine - chips, gravy and cheese curds with a side of cardiac arrest. The real last supper was actually a breakfast: an incredible portion of eggs benny served by the most smiley and energetic Tuesday morning waitress I have ever met.

    On a full stomach we hit the road and spent almost all of our last day on holiday in the car. Almost as if it knew we were finished, the traffic greeted us heavily and caused work-like stress to enter our carefree lives as our flight time loomed closer and closer. Our seven hour timed-run to the finish line cut it pretty close, but ultimately culminated in a classic hurry up and wait. What else would we expect? New Zealand via Air New Zealand...We're coming home!
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  • Day3


    July 9, 2017 in Canada

    Väl i Kamloops checkade vi in på Plaza Hotel och gick ut och åt på The Noble Pig, mikrobryggeri och restaurang. Middag och sen läggdags.
    Morgonen efter var stan höljd i brandrök från bränderna, vilket gav lite tyngd åt situationen. 7000 människor är evakuerade från sina hem.
    Vi åkte österut och lämnade bränderna, röken och Kamloops bakom oss.

  • Day4


    April 27 in Canada

    Bused from Four Seasons Hotel to railway station. Walked on red carpet and bagpiped onto Rocky Mountainee train, travelling Gold Coast and travelling Gold Leaf to Kamloops. We passed through fertile fields of Fraser Valley, viewed the towering Peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Frazer Canyon. saw the thundering water of Hell's Gate, train followed the Thompson River to Kamloops, staying at Sandman signature hotel.Read more

  • Day2

    Fraser Canyon

    August 16, 2016 in Canada

    Nachdem wir wegen der Zeitumstellung schon um halb 7 wach waren, konnten wir den Tag voll ausnutzen und haben heut 330 km bis nach Kamloops geschafft. Die Strecke war anfangs genau so, wie man sich Kanada vorstellt - Berge, tiefe Täler und viel Wasser. Am Hells Gate sind wir dann runter zum Fraser gewandert. Laut Reiseführer ein sehr abenteuerliche Weg (Harti hat gleich seine Trekkingschuhe ausgepackt :-)), in Wahrheit ein breiter Schotterweg und nur 150hm. Trotzdem waren wir die einzigen, die zu Fuß runter sind und nicht die Seilbahn für 22$ genommen haben (Sport scheint hier nicht die Lieblingsbeschäftigung zu sein). Die weitere Strecke bis nach Kamloops verlief dann in der absoluten Prämie. Bis auf die bewässerten Wiesen für die Viehzucht war kein grüner Fleck zu erkennen. Abends gab's das obligatorische Fast Food, heute mal Pizza zur Abwechslung ;-)Read more

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