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Lake Cowichan view from our dock.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Grand Forks, BC

On our way on Highway 3 through Greenwood we stopped for a stretch and saw this old tunnel which was used to divert the Boundary Creek in the late 1800's.

Ray and I decided on Grand Forks as our destination. We stayed overnight at the Grand Forks Municipal Park. A pretty park along the Kettle River. All the RV sites have 50 amp with water and sewer for $33/night. Luck was with us snagging one of the few spots that had not been reserved for the night as there are 2 events scheduled this weekend in the park.

After setting up we drove back down Highway 3 a short distance to view the Doukhobor Grist Mill and museum. They still grind flour at the facility although it was closed today. They sell bags of the various flours at the museum. I bought a bag of white to see how it does making bread.

"Doukhobors are a sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom now live in western Canada. They are known for a radical pacifism which brought them notoriety during the 20th century. Today, their descendants in Canada number approximately 20,000, with one third still active in their culture."

The museum was next up on the hill overlooking the town. Admission to the museum is by donation. There were two young adults there working and a lot of the stuff donated to the museum came from their grandfather. Both were quite knowledgeable. Although it is a small museum it was quite informative

Yup, me and my bag of flour.
The next pictures are from Ray walking Freya with views along the river.

We decided to go out for dinner as we were only staying for 1 night. The special at Clyde's Pub a short distance away was baby back ribs. Yummmm.

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