Thursday, August 3, 2017
Eventful summer so far
First thing exciting was the big washout on the only road into Williams Lake (detour available for the hearty and brave), after road was repaired, the next biggie was the start of the fires, so many big ones that it truly was scary. I left on the 16th (while I still could get out of here) because of breathing issues from the heavy smoke. Made it to Avola and Fay & Monty's place late Sunday afternoon. There for two nights, then followed the Yellowhead highway to Prince George (total of just under 1000 kms from home). Jim & BJ's place was the perfect hideout for this refugee-evacuee. Felt towards the end that I had overstayed, but had to wait until Highway 20 was opened so that I could get home. Finally Friday 28th fire had allowed #20 to open again, relief.
Some of the fire activity that I saw on the way out on 16th, some places still had small fires burning right up to edge of highway.
Now more or less back to almost normal activities (still under evacuation alert), spun quite a bit this morning on second braid of what I will forever call my refugee yarn, did first 4 oz braid while in PG. Eventually it will be my refugee socks. What looks like black in pix is really a dark purple.
Yesterday pix of sun coming over east mountain. So much smoke that could hardly see the sun.
And finally something I stole from Maggie's pix and will forever become my motto.
So after a long journey am so glad to be back in my wild mountain valley. Where its still hot and dry, low 90's in forecast for at least the next week.