Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hope, BC – Day 3, May 19, 2010

Well, guess what, close to midnight last night our carbon monoxide alarm started to do its thing.  Then it stopped just a mysterious as it started.  Just want to let you know, we are using nothing in the coach that has an open flame that could create carbon monoxide, so we feel for sure the alarm has come to the end of its life.  It is 4.5 years old and per manufactures information, should be replaced every 5 years.

After breakfast we headed up the road about 40 miles to the narrowest place on the Fraser River called Hell’s Gate.   We descend via a tram 500’ to the suspension bridge, observation area, gift shop and fudge shop.

004 041 066

This shows the “salmon tunnel” that allows the fish to swim upstream, they are protected against the super swift current by using this tunnel.



Here Bob is out on the suspension bridge taking a photo down river, but what is this first fellow taking a photo of.  Well, you are standing on an open grate looking down onto the swift river below.




 013The above photo shows what we were walking on and over.  Walking over it gave me a funny feeling in my stomach!  The bridge also moved a little (way too much for me) with just 4 people on it.  There was a sign that said the maximum people allowed on the bridge was 60.


I had fun doing the tourist thing.





077 Yes, we did buy some “sucrose free” maple walnut fudge!!



This bird feeder was just outside the gift shop and was real popular to these Evening Grosbeaks.  Sure a beautiful bird!





Guess who we saw in town-Rambo.  The movie First Blood was filmed here in Hope in 1982.





This is downtown Hope, BC., a very nice small town


No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails