We woke early to perhaps 10cm new snow? It was very exciting!!! Here was the Canada we had been looking for!!! Turns out everywhere else in Canada was what I had come here for, Vancouver has probably the most mild climate of all of it. Not sure how much, but the motel/gas station owner was out with his little plow, clearing his driveway. He also cleared off our car, which was nice.
We didn’t stop at many places on the way, mostly because it is winter, and so many things are closed, simply cause it is not that fun to do in snow. There were a few places with Kayak hire, walking, trail rides. All probably quite hard in 2 feet of snow.
We drove through Salmon Arm, Sicamous. There were lots of pretty little lakes, all smooth and white, and streams, with some bits frozen and some not. I think we stopped in Sicamous and bought me some snow boots, amazing things they are. I was concerned they wouldn’t be what I wanted, but when we stopped in Revelstoke for lunch, it turns out most people are wearing some sort of variation of them. so, good boots! I guess this is cause there is always snow on the ground in winter, and you have to plow your driveway and footpath, and the snow gets piled into piles at the edges of driveways and roads. You need a waterproof and comfortable boot that is reasonably tall, so the snow can’t get in. They are delishuz, like wearing slippers, but they are mildly waterproof, and I can galavant in the snow without it getting in.
Revelstoke was quite pretty, and it was snowing with big fat soft flakes. We had lunch at a delishuz little cafe, while watching the flakes gently float down. The drive from Revelstoke to Golden was over a pass, and was a wee bit scary, only slid the car a little. The road was covered in a layer of packed snow, and parts were very slippery. But we made it in the end. Stopped in Golden to get groceries, then continued on to Field, an itty bitty town about an hour east of Golden.
We totally crossed a time zone somewhere in there, so we were an hour later arriving than we thought we would be. Apparently there was a sign, but it was tiny, and probably covered in snow, like many of the signs.
Arrival into Field was quiet, soft flakes floating everywhere, and light snow on the road. The town is just adorable, with snug little houses everywhere, and a soft blanket of snow on everything. Many of the houses have holiday lights, and it was all lovely. We are working in a little hostel, and have our own little house down the road. The place we’re staying is lovely, modern and warm, you can sit in your comfortable living room, and watch the snowdrifts outside.
Friday we did some training, re cleaning the hostel and checking people in, and it was pretty run of the mill. The hostel is very nice though, so it looks lovely when it is all clean. We also get to shovel after it snows, which is fun, if it is not too much. I’m sure the enjoyment of shovelling snow will wear off pretty quick, I’m sure it will just take a big dump to make it less fun.