Day three, left 100 Mile house about 8:30. It was much colder today, had to stop and add a layer about 30 miles down the road as we had all gotten cold. Stopped to warm up and get breakfast in Quesnel at Denny’s. Got gas and headed out of town, I’ve been averaging about 40 mpg and we’ve been riding 65-70 mph most of the time. The signs are all in kilometers, a bit confusing, their top speed seems to be 100 KPH, or about 62 MPH. Most of the towns are 50 KPH or about 30MPH. Hard to go that slow sometimes, they also slow you down about a kilometer out of town.
Since we left Washington I’ve seen signs for deer, moose, bighorn sheep, and Badgers, yes badgers. Until this evening I hadn’t even seen a deer. I’m sure we’ll see more deer and moose before the trip is over, though I did see a pair of bald eagles just before Prince George.
We ended up camping at Francois Lake Sunday night. It is the largest natural lake in British Columbia, looking at the map it is about 20 miles long. Set up the tent and made some dehydrated red beans and rice, tasted pretty good. It’s just after 10 PM and it isn’t dark yet.
Time to go to sleep, I’ve been up since five.