Off by 8:15 am, sunny with a few clouds, temperature down to 17C, perfect travel conditions. The bugs were unreal last night so no swimming in Lac La Hache, we stop in Quesnel to fix the chip in the windshield we got north of Lytton yesterday in the landslide area. D’Arcy glass does a great job and after we are all set we do a lot of driving, occasionally racing with the trains and their hundreds of colorful wagons.
It’s a mix of ranch land and forests with evergreens and also alders as we get further west, and just before Telkwa we get to see the Coast range in the distance with still a bit of snow on Hudson Bay mountain in Smithers.
We pass Prince George and Vanderhoof, lunch at a rest area off highway 16, the Yellow Head highway, and there we meet a couple from Switzerland traveling in a Sprinter van made in Switzerland, then shipped to Halifax for a year (the only legal way for them to do this with insurance). They arrived in May crossed Canada, went all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, and Prudhoe Bay, now they are going home via the US.
We are lucky to get a campsite at Tyee Lake, busy spot with tourists and fishers. Got a swim in the warm lake and now ready to sleep with the trains whistling in the background.