Friday, 7 September 2018

Day Five - No Bike Ride

Didn’t bike ride today. Pointed my nose towards home around 9 am. Stopped at a well-known fruit place that has the best peaches ever. The it was a stop in Vernon at one of my most favorite bookstores, followed by a little farewell visit to my friend in Armstrong. By 1 pm I was on the road again and I made it up to Valmount which is the half-way point to home.

Although it’s supposed to start raining here tonight, it was a glorious day travelling through the mountains. It was an opportunity for reflection and integration time of my past few days. How fortunate and grateful I feel to have been able to do this.

I could have driven further but I didn’t want to drive in the dark through the mountains and through Jasper Park. I’ve already hit a deer this year and that’s enough for me. I don’t wish to do that again. So I pulled into what’s called the Yellowhead campground just on the outskirts of Valmount.

And look what I found here. A creek where the salmon come to spawn. So beautiful. Never knew that spot was here.

 At my campsite, I searched my back pack and found a lighter, then I gathered various garbage papers in my car and scavenged through the bushes to find some twigs and I had myself a little campfire.

 Now I’m settled into the back of my SUV under my down filled quilt with my laptop and my book. There’s internet here but it’s not powerful enough to post to my blog so I’m writing this out and will post it in the morning when I have a better connection. It’s been a while since I’ve slept in my vehicle. I’m discovering I’m not as pliable as I used to be, but it will do. Oh, here comes the rain!


  1. I admire all the things you do and the gratitude you have for it all. Safe travels the rest of the way home!

    1. Thanks Brenda. For reading and for your comment. I did make it home safe and sound.