Wednesday, 16 June 2010

And on the 7th day...

Having done 6 quite hard days on the road, I’m having a day off in Lillooet, mostly resting and eating!

Main St. Lillooet

Lillooet’s a quiet town surrounded by mountains and situated on the Fraser River. It has quite a large First Nation population, the St'at'imc. There is a nice museum on the main street that I visited during the morning and discovered the local history.

The climate is strange here too, something of a micro-climate. Lillooet is one of the driest places in Canada, receiving only 40cm of rain a year! The dryness is in contrast to the areas I’ve just come from. Lillooet’s also regularly one of Canada’s hottest places during the summer. 

From my hotel, looking out across the Fraser River

I’m back on the road tomorrow. I join the Caribou Highway (#97) heading north to Prince George which I hope to reach in 4 or 5 days. The weather is set fair for the next few days as well and should be sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid to late 20's. Nice one!

1 comment:

R & A said...

A much deserved rest day, I think from the climb you so vividly describe, needed as well. Well done