23&24: Nelson's ParadiseSeptember 27, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C
A relaxing day is what we needed after our multiday-hike and the long drive yesterday. So that is what we did, slept in a bit, had a breakfast while J&J where already off to work. We cleaned the camping gear that we borrowed from Jane. After that it was time to chop some wood for the campfire and hang out the tent to dry. We also needed to print out the tickets for the greyhound bus that would take us to Calgary in a few days. When all was clean and the obvious jobs were done it was finally time to relax, oh but wait, Jordan came home and suggested to go mountainbiking with Nanuk. So there we went cycling while Maris stayed and read a book! When we returned Jordan made us some deliscious canadian diner and when Jane finally ;-) came home from work, they put up a campfire with some Canadian friends. Guitar music, beer, wine and 'big' storytellers are always a good combination for at a campfire, especially at a relax day like this.
The next day we did a short hike near Nelson with the name Toad Mauntain. It had a great view on Nelson and BOB (Big Orange Bridge, which is a well known landmark in this area). The road towards it was a bit challenging though. Luckily Daniel, the Mexican from Jane's camp, drove us up there safe & sound. Allthough the sound part on it's own was also challenging :-p. We climbed the steep trail with the 5 of us (Jane, Nanuk, Daniel, Maris and I) for 4 km to the top. During the hike and at the top we had amazing views all around and on Nelson. We took some nice pics and went back down. At Jane's house we had a shower and went out for dinner at Cantina, a Mexican restaurant, with great food! Then it was time for some real Canadian sports, ice hockey! Canada is world champion in both men and women, so we had to see it for ourselves off course. It's a fun game to watch and a great experience with all that comes with it, cambling, beers, throwing puck game etc etc. It was even more fun because Nelson won the game and the crowd returned home happily ;-). Time to go home (Jane & Jordan's) for us as well and call it a night!Read more