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Archive for May, 2007

There’s way more to BC than just Vancouver. Some people never leave the city. We don’t want to be like them, so we emabarked on our first trip of the spring/summer season. The first one we just did, over the long May weekend, is the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in the Okanagan.

We drove to Rock Creek (east of Osoyoos) to start our ride on the KVR trail. The first day we stayed at a working farm B&BSage Farm B&B. Staying at a farm really adds to the B&B experience. Having so little contact with animals in the city, it’s great seeing and being close to animals, the wild or farm kind. At Sage Farm there were Polypay sheep, a llama, three dogs, cats, chickens and also lots of birds and pond creatures. It was quite the chorus at night what with the frogs and crickets. Then in the early morning the birds were noisily chirping. The sounds seemed quite exotic. The owners, Al and Sue, were great. Laid back and easy to talk to. Great room and breakfast too!

Front of Sage B&B

Sage Farm B&B – front of house. Rock Creek is east of Osoyoos

Sage B&B in back

Back of house with road leading to trails in Sue’s and Al’s vast land. It was really peacefull out here.

Sheep and Llama

Sheep and a Llama, the llama protects the sheep from coyotes and others

A walk with the dogs

First night – we went for a walk around Sage Farm’s land with their super friendly three dogs. There’s some really nice trails.

Cows in road

Lots of farm animals in the area. Watch out for cattle on the road.

Restaurant at Rockcreek

The only restaurant in Rock Creek

The food at the restaurant was pretty good if a little expensive. Neat atmosphere. The locals are pretty friendly. It seems that there’s quite a few people that have moved here from Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

 

Restaurant at Rockcreek - taxidermi bear

 

After supper, we went back to Sage Farm and had a glass of wine with our hosts and some friends of theirs from La Ronge in northern Sasketchwan.

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