We drove inland through the Fraser Valley over the long weekend to Harrison Hot Springs. My idea of a good time isn’t sitting in boiling water that smells like rotten eggs. I know that it’s the sulphur in the water that imparts this stink and I read somewhere that the naturally bubbly hot water is good for you…. then again, I read somewhere else that that’s just a myth. I’m sticking to the myth interpretation! Our motivation behind this daytrip was that we wanted to drive through the scenic countryside and enjoy listening to some good tunes. Music always sounds better when you’re driving through the country.
Harrison Lake is 60 km long and even though it’s technically a lake, it has a fantastic stretch of beach. The day continued to remain overcast – which is perfect weather in my opinion. I know, I know everyone likes sunny days, but I’m a rain loving kinda gal (good thing then that we live on the Wet Coast!)
So, we just had fun exploring the town and hanging out by the beach. It was too brrr that day to get into the water!
We also walked along the trails to see some of the hot springs. There are all these other smaller trails off the main one where there is a ton of exploring to do and where you could probably also get very lost. We did manage to navigate ourselves alright and got to the bubbly springs and man, it reeked!
You can’t tell from this picture but that’s steam rising out of the water. I didn’t try to walk across that log because I didn’t want to fall into that vile smelling water, but mostly because I was coughchickencough. My family is used to my scare-easy-self so they didn’t laugh too hard. Also, they know better since I’m the one who cooks their meals!!
To reward ourselves for this hike walk, we stuffed our faces with homemade pie. Well, homemade by Ms. Kim of Kim’s Country Cafe and it was delish! The trek back home seemed shorter even though we skipped the highway and took the scenic route.
Tired and happy, we slept really well that night.
So, what are your summer plans?