Wednesday, June 16, 2010
McLeese Lake, B.C. (Day 3)
The crossing didn't take too long. They asked some basic questions like where I was heading, how long I was going to be in Canada, if there was anyone I was visiting, how much cash I had on me, and if I was a concealed weapon permit holder .... wait what? She didn't ask that last one to Paul or Steve.
After some pictures at the "Welcome to Canada" sign, there were lots of official signs, including a "move over, it's the law" sign! The difference I noticed here though was that people were driving a lot faster.
As we keep going North, it just gets more scenic. Along CA 1 there are waterfalls practically dumping on the highway. I didn't get a picture because I thought surely that was the last highway side waterfall in this section of road.
We met another motorcycle rider who recommended we ride Hwy 8. He was a pretty fast rider, but we ended up passing him and the mountie who pulled him over. It was about a 45 minute ride one way to Little Nicola. Nice twisties, but we just turned around to get back on our route. Overall a good recommendation.
Had lunch at a pub in 100 Mile House. There wasn't much around and felt like a mix between a country bar, reno, and a retirement home. It took about an hour to cook our food, but at that point, we were in no hurry. It was good to be off of the bikes for a bit. Pretty decent food though!