Yesterday we did the very short but very winding move along the shores of Kootenay Lake to Kaslo Village Campground in Kaslo.
It only has 18 sites but it is within walking distance to just about everything in Kaslo. I was talking to the lady running it and she said that during this time of year she is usually completely booked but there have been a lot of cancellations because of the smoke.
The RV sites are all around this small circle. There are some tent sites off to the left side. The picture was taken from our site.
And our site. It is so nice to have power and water hookups again.
This very wide shade tree is in the middle of the loop.
Behind us is the location of the logger games they have in the spring.
Climbing poles, and clamps to hold logs to be sawn. The fenced off area is a pit to be filled with water for the log rolling.
There is a community park beside the campground with a nice skate/bike park.
The smoke was actually much better yesterday, both here and at Kokanee Creek. There was a strong wind blowing which helped a lot. We could easily see across the small bay right at Kaslo.
Looking across the lake was OK but much farther was still pretty hazy.
This morning we drove about 10 km south of Kaslo to Fletcher Falls. You park right beside the highway and then it just a very short but steep set of switchbacks to get down to the creek. Then an even shorter walk up the trail beside the creek to the falls.
The view from the official viewpoints is almost never the best one.
Everyone gets closer. The falls are about 15 m or 50 feet tall.
Back a bit farther.
I climbed back up the trail to one of the switchback corners to try a downward shot of the falls.
And a blurred one.
Jennie’s shot from her location.
We were at the bottom of some very steep cliffs so the photospheres do a better job of capturing the overall feeling of being there.
A photosphere from the right side of the creek.
And a photosphere climbing up and around to the left side and getting closer.
The falls are very near to Kootenay Lake so we walked out to the rocky beach to check it out.
Looking north up the lake.
And across to what was probably a very picturesque valley.
Jennie took off exploring up the beach.
She found this bit of driftwood construction.
And a mini Stonehenge.
Heading back to the car we took a final look down at the falls.
After lunch at the RV, we walked around downtown Kaslo. There were lots of interesting restaurants and stores in some great old buildings.
Looking up main street away from the lake and campground.
And back down from the other end.
The Kaslo Hotel has been beautifully restored.
An old church.
Another interesting building that is now an art gallery.
A great city hall.
This building used to be the provincial government offices. Now it is a music store.
We love the sound of a marimba.
Most of the homes are really well kept.
Some, not so much.
A large soapstone eagle.
We walked back along the lakeshore.
A new condo development is thankfully across the bay from the older part of the village.
It looks like some snow capped mountains in the background behind these eagles.
The back had a surprise.
And then along the stony beach to home.