The summer months are upon us whether or not the thermometer convinces me. Regardless, it is camping season and we chose to get into the swing of it with a few days at Kettle River Provincial Park. This location is truly becoming one of our favourite places to relax in a beautiful pine forest alive with skittering chipmunks, peeping ground squirrels, graceful deer and many birds, including a rare owl. It was a pleasure to share this camping experience with wonderful friends.
This tiny tea-kettle bell on Wally's bicycle caught my fancy as we pedalled across the Kettle River. Yes, I put on my bravery boots and cycled for the first time since I broke my arm in a bicycle mishap two summers ago.
The historic Kettle Valley Railway trail winds through the park, alongside the river to some beautiful vistas of white water in a narrow gorge, and past a biker's rest stop where we have on several occasions been welcomed by Paul, a most generous 90 year who has blessed hundreds of weary bikers.