Saturday, September 24, 2011
Along the Okanagan River
Our campground was right beside this hiking trail, which goes through some lovely country, with old barns, pedestrian bridges and vinyards. Next time we come we're bringing our bikes to do some cycling along the river.
In places the river is very peaceful and obviously a place for kids (and dogs) to swim.
In other places it runs faster. This sign was beside a bridge with underwater weirs (whatever they are!)--and obviously it's not a place to fool around.
Along the stretch beside the town of Oliver are signs warning against camping, but clearly some people ignore it. We saw a few people camping and signs of campfires as well. Oliver is in the middle of harvest time in the orchards, the fields, and the vineyards and we've seen itinerant pickers around. These guys were picking tomatoes.