Princeton to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

A chilly morning start, only a few degrees about zero by the time I left Princeton at 850am. Expecting a long day as I have 140+km to cover today, thankfully mostly downhill! This will be a record cycling distance day for me.

I was flying along, making some great time when my attention was diverted by Doug’s Pepperoni and Beef Jerky. Now one of the great things about cycling daily is my metabolism is like a race car and Doug had two of my favourite foods. Who cares that it wasn’t 10am yet? Sat outside enjoyed a pepperoni stick with an old school Birch beer soda pop. Nothing says brunch like that.

The views today were spectacular, following the Similkameen river I wanted to stop and take pictures constantly. Big horn sheep, deer, horse ranches and cattle farms everywhere.

I passed thru an interesting town called Hedley which is between the Stemwinder and Nickel Plate mountains and is famous for its gold, silver and copper deposits. Gold was first discovered there in 1897 and was mined until the 1950s. Now a tourist town.

The views of Lake Okanagan while cycling were breathtaking, I must have cycled 30km above and along the lake.

I got into my campsite at about 615pm after a pit stop at the Summerland McDs for a large chocolate milkshake…never tasted so good. Above is the view from my campsite, Kelowna in the far distance. My legs actually feel great but I am looking forward to being off for tomorrow to give them a rest. Look forward to a Diners, Drive Thru and Dive edition tomorrow.

Daily cycle: 143.4km
Daily cycle time: 6hrs 40min
Total distance: 457.3km
Total cycle time: 25hrs 31min

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