Who would think that someone living on the Island would look forward to a ferry?  40 minutes south of Revelstoke we took the vehicle ferry across Arrow lakes.  We had experienced this many years ago and remembered how beautiful the view was from the vessel.   Just as wonderful as we remembered and only half an hour and unlike BC Ferries…. Free

The great thing about taking this route is the lack of traffic. While there are many thousands of tourists in the Okanogan lake region, the Arrow and Kootenay lakes are just as nice but with a fraction of the traffic.  We had a drive from New Denver to Kalso on an empty road that was a Miata driver’s dream.  Only stopping to  view the abandoned silver mines and buildings.  Silver mining was apparently big in the late 1800s around here.

This whole stretch of mountains and towns have hot springs with many resorts and pools .  We finally pulled into Ainsworth hot springs to indulge. The main pool was the temp of a hot bath but as we waded through the caves, I swear if we had been shrimps we would have come out pink.

Ended the day in the prettiest town in the interior of BC,  Nelson.  By far the best town views and selection of restaurants we will see on this trip.  Sat out on a patio overlooking the lake and thinking, can life get any better?

Tomorrow we have a long run west to Osoyoos and down into the US.  I doubt if it will be as good as today.