Sunday, October 4, 2009
Duffy Lake in October!
That's us.....diehards! It was freezing - snow at the side of the road and a little coming down. Stopping to take pictures was no relief. But.....it was beautiful, quiet and, other than the last 30 minutes into Lilloet, repaved. That was glorious!
I have to say it looks different in October from May though. The leaves are turning, the sky is ominous and wet spots could be ice. The curves were dry and there was barely another car to impede us. This time we had no inkling to stop and picnic ...we just wanted to get to the Reynolds Hotel for breakfast and hot drinks.
One of the highlights of this trip was meeting a sweet couple from South Florida who were returning home after biking to Alaska to fish. (pictured with teh silver BMW & trailer) They were motorcycle enthusiasts and just seemed like what I want to be doing in 20 years. They had retired and decided to ride up for fishing this year instead of flying. They left Florida on July 8th and were a long way from home still. Their stories of repairs and Canadian hospitality were fun to listen to. We swapped emails so perhaps we will meet again.