Friday, August 14, 2015

Day 59 - Quesnel, BC

Be careful of what you wish for. This morning started out at 62°F and by late morning, I had on my fleece jacket and the grip heaters on low. It looked like rain all day (but no rain fell) and no matter which way I was heading, there seemed to be a stiff head wind. The gas consumption reflected the driving conditions with full throttle being the norm.

It was yet another long day (320 miles). This was on Canada 1 to Cache Creek and Hwy 97 north to todays stop at Quesnel, BC so everyone else seemed to be in a huge hurry and the speed limit was 110 km/hr on many parts of the hwy. I was looking for a campground starting about an hour back but nothing really stood out. I don't remember passing a single Provincial campground today. Probably because I'm out of the mountains. Since there wasn't functional wi-fi at the last campground, I stopped at a Tim Hortons for lunch and used their wi-fi. It was really slow but at least it worked.

Not really finding a nice campground, I stopped at an old standby. The Airport motel and RV Park. Nothing really to write home about but it'll work. And the price is right ($15) and the wi-fi works. The only real negative is the lack of shade. I think that most of the other "campers" are really seasonal workers.

 

6 comments:

VStar Lady said...

Richard, to go from 102 to 62 would be quite a shock. Just be thankful you aren't one of the campers having to be evacuated because of forest fires. Glad you found a spot for the night.

RichardM said...

It was surprising as this area has been really hot in the past. Today, the weather was pleasant.

redlegsrides said...

$15 is nice and working though slow wifi doesn't suck much....you going to try camping at the rest areas along the way perhaps?

RichardM said...

I'll probably stick to private campgrounds most of the way. I never did like camping in rest areas. Too much noise from traffic.

Trobairitz said...

Glad you found some pleasant fleece-wearing weather. Looks like you are making pretty good time.

RichardM said...

Better time than planned...