Returning to Familiar Locations
Previous: Ten Mile Lake
We drove down to Ten Mile Lake to our next camp site - a RV park
called Willow Spring's Resort. We stopped in early, reserved
out spot for overnight and then went on to a bit of
Rockhounding. First stop was a turn off that promised
mable. I had this image of a solid rock quary with slabs of
counter tops sicking out. I was wrong - it was quite soft
and while there were some colours, nothing polished up hard.
Our second stop was back at the amethyst spot on Scotty
Road. We did get some samples there, but again, nothing
really show worthy.
We drove back to Willow Spring Resort for a an afternoon swim and a
walk around. The spring (a lake in a long chain of lakes) was
beautifully clear and had a nice dock for running in and climbing
out. A few meters back was sandy cliff and I noticed swallows
were servicing a nest. With a long lens it wasn't hard to get
a photo, but I didn't figure out that these we actual Bank Swallows
until I got home. Bank Swallows have had a hard time in Canada
and given how few of them there are, I though there would be some
sort of protection.
As this was our last night on the road, we consumed our "lasts" -
the last of the firewood, the last of the ingredients for s'mores
and so forth.
Helen started doing some research and found
a farm that has grown to attraction size - Desert Hills Ranch Farm
Market. North of here, we didn't see much fruit for
sale. At Cache creek we started seeing farm stands, but
Desert Hills took "farm stand" to a whole new level. We
bought a large box of apricots to share with neighbors when we got
home. They had a large ice cream counter.
As we drove back to Vancouver we saw Bighorn sheep at the side of
We safely pulled over and noticed there
were quite a few more sheep in the hills just off the road.
This looks like a family of moms with babies - I didn't see a
single adult male in the group. The highway cuts between the
river and mountain and I suspect the sheep like the greener plants
near the water.
We had one last RV stop at the Bradner rest area in Abbotsford - the
last free sani-dump before the city.
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