i said goodbye to Coral and Janet and Sandy this morning thinking that today maybe good. It started well following the river passed Hedley a old Gold mining place. As the day progressed it got hotter and hotter. This region is known for wine making and fruit as evident by the wineries and fruit stand all around the road side. I got to Keremeos at Lunch time. So I stopped for lunch and another drink as I have drinking plenty.
The road goes up and down a it but it was the heat that is a killer with no shade anywhere no wonder they call this their desert I think is because they the area just sits in a bowl with high mountains about quite dry hence everyone putting their sprinklers on.
I should have stayed at Keremeos but was told that it is nicer at Osoyoos so I pushed on in blazing sun in no shelter it got hotter and my bike register 38 which I could well believe I was losing water as fast as I took it on board. At one point my water was at hot bath temp but nothing I could do but push on.
I rode into info centre at nearly 5 pm hot sweaty and needed a place to stay I thought lakeside and the lady as the info centre gave me all the Jen.
Unfortunately that when it all went wrong. Up and down the lake rd looking for camp sites either they were full or just RVs or no one at the office and closed up for the night. So back to the brochure she gave and started to call as now nearer 7pm.
One guy answered a hotel he was Welsh and did have a vacancy so off I trott. Very nice knowledge and helped me out as to the best route. I have put in a warm shower hostrequest in Greenwood and am awaiting a reply. So depending that was thinking of holing up here and using the facilites and break as have been going 5 gruelling days. Possible stay one more night before the big pass out of the town not looking forward in this heat.
I should really be camping to save money but couldnt fine one open. This is a nice room with cooker and fridge etc plus a pool outside .
As you can see some of the signs along the way the Indian one was someone’s house name and sign. As you can also see we have another Cawston.