I have been sorting through some pictures on my computer and I found some things that I never did get around to posting about. For instance, I came across these pictures of my houseboating trip from 2015.........even though they're not particularly recent I figure I'll share them anyway.
I wasn't particularly keen on going houseboating as it doesn't seem all that safe to give a bunch of land-locked persons a boat to drive around for a week. I had also read too many news stories about people who have died on their houseboating trips (seriously, look it up) so I was quite reluctant to go on such a trip but I was overruled as usual. Our destination was Shuswap Lake in British Columbia.
|Many of the boats had hilarious and/or clever names. Ours did not.|
I was well-prepared safety-wise for our trip. I studied a boating safety course book and purchased a PFD and a whistle just in case. You were not required to wear a life jacket at all times on the houseboat but I figured wearing one most of the time was a good idea. I also made sure I brought my captain's hat so I could fully look like an idiot.
We went at the end of the busy summer season so the weather was not hot. I was fine with this, but other people on the boat wished that the weather was warmer. There was a hot tub on top of the boat which was pretty awesome. For some reason, there was a fire ban a the time we were there so we couldn't have campfires at night on shore as planned.
I was quite amused to discover that there was a floating licensed restaurant and store that one could visit in the middle of the lake. The lake is quite large and you can travel around to various points of interest.
On one of the days, we went for a hike through the woods to see the Albas Falls. If I have ever said that a friend made something for me that I am wearing on this blog, the lady on the right in the picture below is that person.
The forest in British Columbia is certainly beautiful. The hike is uphill so you get to see all of the different levels of the falls.
The falls and trees are huge and beautiful but there are also lots of interesting tiny details in the forest if you look closely.
Have you ever been houseboating?