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North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna January 20th 2020

Well that beautiful trip to Kelowna has come to an end. The weather was colder than normal dipping to -23 C and the snowfall amounts were incredible, made for a few days of great snowmobiling for Ron. We will be home today!... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna January 6th 2020

2020 is here 🥳 A few weeks in the new year with family and enjoying some winter activities ❤️... read more
Road Trip
Road Trip

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna August 23rd 2019

We had a decision to make - How to get to Kelowna? Our original plan was to go via the rail trail around the Myra Canyon and in to Kalowna. The Myra Canyon was the whole point of taking the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, it has 22 trestle bridges and numerous tunnels. But because the trail had been so bad, we reconsidered this option. Instead we would take the rail trail part way and then detour straight to Kelowna and head out to the Myra Canyon the next day. Settled! We had a good breakfast at Denny's and headed out on the trail. From the town of Penticton, and for the first 20kms the trail was very well groomed and easy to ride on. It was all up hill though at a constant 2% to 4% ... read more
Orchards and Vineyards
Great Views over Lake Okanagan
Stopping for a rest

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna August 23rd 2019

In Dante's Inferno there are seven levels that you descend through on your way to hell. As far as the Kettle Valley Rail Trail is concerned, I think we started at Level 8! But today we ascended through all levels and saw the Rail Trail in all it's grandeur. In a 15km section there are 18 trestle bridges, 2 tunnels and numerous cuttings. On display was the undeniable determination of the Canadian government back in the day to build a railway where one should not have been. The trail hugged the sides of the Myra Canyon on it's way north to transport goods to wherever they needed to go. The railway is long gone, proving to costly to maintain and keep open, especially during the winter. What's left, in this well maintained mecca for day trippers ... read more
The Longest of the Tressle Bridges
A series of 5 bridges in close succession.

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna January 23rd 2019

Vancouver August 15th 2009 We ae nearing the end of a fantastic stay in Vancouver. Worn out but seen all the sites! We are on the way to Kelowna a 395 Km drive tomorrow after we check out. Missing my family and friends back in Wales. Sunday 16th August 2009 7.00 a.m. Canada Time 3.00p.m. Dinas Powys Time Had a good sleep at last! My body must be getting used to this silly time. I still look up the road waiting for a bus, only for the bus to surprise me by creeping up behind me. Why don't they get organized and drive on the proper side? One thing though.... no more exaggerated facial expressions trying to understand each other… at least they speak 'proper' English. I was shocked the spell checker on this computer did ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna July 17th 2018

Another absolutely awesome day. We drove through the Salmon River Valley and beside Kalamalka Lake until Kelowna before making our way to Myra Canyon and the old Kettle Valley Railway Trail. It was an easy return ride on a relatively flat trail of approximately 30 kms over 18 trestles (railway bridges) and through 2 tunnels. The trail for the most part had a cliff like fall of hundreds of metres on one side and sloping rock faces covered by cedar pine on the other. You did have to concentrate during the ride because it was easy for misfortune to occur. It was clear to see that the area was still recovering from the destructive fire that had ‘rolled up’ the slopes in 2003 destroying virtually all of the forest covering and 12 of the 18 trestles, ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna June 22nd 2017

Bonjour à tous, Deuxième bonne nouvelle de la semaine, après Najat, c'est la "Girouette" Bayrou qui dégage. Drôle de début de mandat pour Macron !!!!. Ce matin le ciel est d'un bleu pur, avec un agréable 20°. J'ouvre le toit sur le parking de l'hôtel, et direction le col de Kootenay situé à 60km. Pas très haut ce col 1800m, mais 5 km avant le sommet je vais trouver des restants de neige sur le bord de la route. La température va avec, et tombe à 10°. Comme je ne veux pas fermer le toit pour quelques km, je me gèle. Au sommet je vais faire la photo que j'ai envie de faire depuis longtemps. La voiture dans la neige et décapotée. Je la préfèrerais en pleine hiver, mais j'ai toujours crains, qu'avec des -20° et ... read more
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North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna May 4th 2017

Geo: 49.8868, -119.497Today we are flying from Kelowna to Calgary where we will catching an international flight to London Heathrow. Jim surprised me by booking business class tickets for this leg our our flight. Tomorrow is my birthday so this will be a nice way to enjoy it! We used the business class lounge before boarding our flight with British Airways. This plane had pod-type, lay-flat seating in business class. What a treat, as we actually did manage to sleep through part for a trip. It's an interesting business model the airlines follow. If you are a business class paying passenger, they refer to you by your name, and they cannot do enough for you! If you are an economy class paying passenger, they treat you like some sh_t they are forced to transport.... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna March 27th 2017

Geo: 49.8868, -119.497This evening we flew on an overnight flight from Kelowna via Calgary and Toronto to Miami, Florida. ... read more

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