Sunday, July 26, 2009

Out of the Okanagan

We were greeted with clean air when we returned to the west coast yesterday escaping the wildfires of the Okanagan . The air quality started to improve on Hwy 3 near Keremeos and with a little rain the air was very pleasant at Princeton.

The drive on Hwy 3 from Princeton to Hope was very busy especially with traffic headed out of Hope and travelling towards the east. Through the Fraser Valley via Zero Avenue the air was completely cleaned up with lots of sun, crisp blues skies and the smell of fresh raspberries and blueberries in the wind .

By way of great timing we arrived at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal in Tsawwassen and managed to arrive at the pay terminal at 14:45 and drove directly onto the 3 pm ferry. "What a fluke!"

In Victoria the air quality was excellent. Last night it rained so hopefully the Okanagan will get some of that weather system. In Victoria it is sunny and time for a bike ride.

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