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Vancouver to Clearwater

All photos taken on May 24, 2022.

Given our experiences on previous trips along this route, we looked for a different place to split the trip and settled on Clearwater, about 1 hour 20 minutes past our usual Kamloops stop. This changed the driving time for day two to just over 7 hours.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

4 thoughts on “Vancouver to Clearwater

  1. When I first saw the title I thought, “Ooh he’s driving to Florida?!?! That’s quite the trip”. Seven hours sounds much more manageable. The pies look great, magnifico shot of the crow close up. I would love to see a Great Blue Heron nesting area myself someday.

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    1. That would be some trip alright. We spent some time in Clearwater Florida when the kids were young. Clearwater, B.C. is not quite the same. We are suckers for meat pies, a taste we acquired on a trip to the UK in 2002. The crow was persistent. We would have expected the gulls to be the bother, but perhaps the crow got a letter from his buddies back where we live to let him know we were coming. It is quite the sight to see so many herons in one place. Thanks for reading Leighton. Happy Tuesday. Allan

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  2. As I’ve never heard much about Clearwater, I had to use Google to see where it is located. Now I know that Clearwater BC is home to pristine mountain ranges, crystal clear waters, and many other natural wonders that draw in visitors from near and far. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Clearwater is truly the Gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park. On long trips like this we do not get a chance to explore the park, but did stop there last October. It is a bit of an adventure destination for hikers and boaters. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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