Monday, July 6, 2009

Lightning & Cherries

It's fruit season - and now I have a bellyache. I'm not sure if it's the 10 lbs. of blueberries from the Fraser Valley, the 3 lbs. of cherries from the Okanagan, or just way too much coffee.

But we are already feeling very much on Vacation...well, other than being at an internet cafe so that Jack can "finish up some things". We're in Grand Forks at the moment having just finished "the worlds best borscht."
Thank you all for the treats you have given us for this trip - music, snacks, strawberry jam! We are going to have to ration them out carefully so they will last.

It got quite dark driving out from Manning Park this morning, but the rain did not keep the sprinklers from spouting away in most of the hay fields.

The rain actually got to the point where the windshield wipers could not keep up. This was lucky timing for the hitchhiker we picked up just before the hail began.... and then a serious lightning storm. I'd promised not to turn on the car heater before Newfoundland, but that lasted to this - day 2 of the trip.

We visited the Nk'mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos to see the rammed earth construction. Unfortunately the people at the Tourist Info Centre had never heard of "ram dirt?" - but we found it anyway. It was a beautiful respite from the rain and wind and you could hug the wall outside and feel the heat coming off it. The desert is quite something during the rain.

Fortunately the Westfalia is waterproof so the weather is no big deal. I did some yoga this morning with raindrops falling into my eyes during "triangle pose", but the insects were the real challenge: two mosquitoes on my arm at the same time during "standing bow" and a spider was spinning a web from my fingertips during "half moon."

Enough for now.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! You're rolling! By the looks of it, you are taking a week between internet cafes. So, either the country is more sparsely populated than one might imagine, internet has not yet reached parts of the Interior, or you are simply having fun slipping the bonds of "civilization". Looking forward to your next post.