Day 118 Shuswap

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August 15th 2018
Published: August 15th 2018
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“B.C. Wildfires 2018: Feds offer air power, troops to help battle nearly 600 blazes” That is one of the headlines here in BC. 90 of those fires have been started deliberately by humans! The others by lightning strikes. The images on the net show that virtually all of BC is ablaze. Firefighters from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and other Canadian provinces have arrived to fight the fires. Where we are, smoke has enveloped us all. For people coming to visit ...“Beautiful British Columbia” as it is known, it would be impossible to see; impossible to appreciate, due to the smoke.

Our day today has been completely different from yesterday. Apart from a drive into the smoke covered and enclosed small town of Chase for supplies, activity for us didn’t begin until we hit the smoke surrounded waters of Lake Shuswap for Wayne to ski brilliantly, due to Lori's superb boat driving, and for me to attempt to wakeboard. Attempt, covers descriptors such as, try, endeavour, persist, give-it-a-go …

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