The Walk of Life
Day 14 - Spences Bridge to Whistler
September 6, 1998
Spences Bridge, Lilooet, Whistler
A long ride
It's about 100 miles from Wells Gray to Whistler. We started on "Canada
1" again (with a souvenir). There is not much to see other than a slowly
changing landscape. The first and only stop we took was at a gas station
in Lilooet for some snacks and drinks. The last bit down to Whistler was
a bit more interesting. The road started to go steeper down. Little ways
to the side had been installed to stop cars with broken brakes. We were
Visit at Whistler
In the early afternoon we arrived in Whistler at Blackcomb Lodge. We had
3.5 rooms with 4 beds each. Back at a hotel after two weeks of camping.
Laundry - only one machine for all of us. Swimming pool. Shower in the
room. All the luxury we learned to love life without.
But laundry was our mission for the afternoon. The only machine in
the hotel was occupied and so we took the next taxi to the public laundry
a little north of town. Washing was no big problem. Only there was
nothing to be done in the mean time. After not buying these special scissors
twice we finished our washing and took the public bus back to the lodge.
The rest of the afternoon was used for relaxing, shopping (in the touristy
village with even a Nike town) and in the swimming pool. Cooking and eating
happened in our rooms. Our room was the drinks and dining room. The other
two were used as kitchens. "Get the meat in the room next door and the
vegetables in the other one". But once more dinner was a happening.
A night in a bed
This was our first night in a village after 3 wilderness nights without
nightlife. So we were in a big dilemma. Enjoy the night out or enjoy the
bed. The pretty village invited for a good night in cafes and bars. But
most of us were tired and preferred to really use their beds.
Day 15 - On the way to Vancouver