Thursday, June 22, 2006

Enter the Okanagan

Penticton to Oyama

Day 10 (69 miles)

A very northerly route today. We push up through Summerland, Peachland and Kelowna.

Coming out of Peachland, Trep suffers tragedy in the shape of a broken spoke. Good luck has it that there is a bike shop in the next town, about ten miles away and the wheel is still ridable. Once repaired we return to the important business of enjoying the South Okanagan's delightful scenery including a very long bike lane that leads out of Kelowna and almost to the next town.

Oyama is a quiet place which fills in the gap between two lakes. We survey the first campsite which is expensive and rather holiday campish. It's stuffed with RV's and hyperactive kids. After deliberating we go another kilometre north to the Owl's Nest where after dinner we sit on the dock and watch it rain on the other site. Barely a drop touches all night.