Our plan for the third day of our road trip was to hang around Penticton and area. We brought our bicycles with us in order to ride a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway. The beauty of a bike trail on a rail bed is that there is very little slope (except where the trail deviates from the original route). We drove to the access point on Vancouver Place in Penticton and rode north. There were two main things we wanted to see on the ride the first of which was the McCulloch Trestle, named for the Kettle Valley Railway's chief engineer, Andrew McCulloch.
|Sharon at the McCulloch trestle looking north over Okanagan Lake|
|Looking up the trail|
|One of several viewpoints along the way.|
|Sharon at the Little Tunnel|
|Looking south over Okanagan Lake from the Little Tunnel|
|Loading up the bikes after our ride. Yes they both fit inside!|
|Down Smethurst Road into Naramata.|
|Along the Penticton beachfront|
|Northbound on BC Highway 97|
Two more days to go on this trip! It's been a very relaxing time and the weather has cooperated. Would love to here your thoughts and comments... please leave them in the box below!