Day 7 – Ride to Desolation Sound

Day’s distance: 182 miles

Total trip distance: 1,174 miles

Temperatures were in the 70s and 80s today with mostly clear skies.

I started my day with a latte (and danish) from the Blue Moose Coffee House, about two blocks from the restaurant last night.

Both were excellent!

Our first stop for the morning was Harrison Hot Springs, a small town at the southern end of Harrison Lake. Focused on the lake, both resorts and a public pool offer a chance to enjoy a hot springs experience.

We were hoping to view the gardens, but they are now off limits unless a guest of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort.

We had our last coffee chat before I broke off to head back to Seattle.

It took less than three hours for me to reach home from the Hot Springs.

I continued first along Hwy 7 to Mission, BC. as an alternative to dropping down to the major east-west Hwy 1. Generally one lane in each direction, this “byway” passed through successive little towns like Lake Errock, Deroche and Dewdney. It took a little longer but I arrived at the Sumas border crossing relaxed and ready to tackle US traffic. The wait was less than 10 minutes.

The rest of the trip home was uneventful, with a dose of heavy traffic into Seattle 🙁 I grabbed a burrito before getting home.

This was a great trip. I’ll have some reflections of the trip that I’ll post next.

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