September 14, 2012
Today was an uneventful day. We had stayed at Whistler yesterday so that we’d have the full day today for driving some distance on our way towards Jasper. That also meant that we only stopped a few times for a short break. We started with a breakfast at a small bakery in Whistler Village and then strolled through main street. The drive after that was not as beautiful as the rest of our journey, and especially around the Kamloops area it reminded us a lot of Arizona or something like that. But we got to see our first black bear today. As we were coming around a corner on one of the many steep winding mountain roads we saw the bear sitting on the side of the road. We slowed down (it was blocking the road after all), but it hopped over the solid barrier before we had a chance to get the camera out.
Right now we’re at the Half Moon Guest House near Clearwater, which is right at the entrance to the Wells Gray Provincial Park. We got here a little later than anticipated. Our host had left us a note, stating that she would be back at about 7pm. The other two couples which are staying here tonight are from Germany and Switzerland, so there was no problem showing us around the small house and to our room. Right now Katrin and I are sitting on the porch, looking at the horses right in front of us and enjoying the clear mountain air and the absolute silence. The internet is kinda slow, so there won’t be that many photos on flickr.
In case anyone is wondering: We’re having temperatures around 25 degrees during the day, for the last few days. At night it does get a little chilly though. Tomorrow we’ll visit Wells Gray before heading towards Valemont, our last stop before Jasper.