Wednesday morning, we had breakfast by a crashing roadside waterfall – scrambled eggs and garlic pan-fried potatoes. A few people, seeing the sign in our back window, stopped to congratulate us.
After breakfast and coffee, we headed on to Halfway hot springs, which we’d never previously been to. While wandering around trying to locate the path “down”, we said hello to a couple random hippies – and were surprised to realize we knew these hippies. It was Tarzie, and her husband and baby. I’ve known Tarzie for years through the Calgary Burner community! An awesome surprise to find them by accident. They were happy to show us the way, and give us a little tour around all the different pools. Halfway is quite different than St. Leon – and pretty amazing. There are multiple different pools in different places, spread along the shoreline of the river. There were about a dozen people here and there, and we chose a sweet little spot and hoped in – right next to the rushing river. We hung out here in a state of pure ecstatic bliss for a few hours, until we realized our faces were burning, and we had to carry on down the road. It was sad to leave, but we knew we have a lot of ground to cover, and more hot springs to hit!
We carried on down the road to New Denver for lunch (cheese, tomato & avocado sandwiches) and gelato. From there, it was on to Nelson. We went to an actual restaurant in Nelson – The Outer Clove. It’s a garlic-centric restaurant, which we love. Food was fantastic, service was friendly, and we were able to sit in the shade on the patio, watching the people go by.
It was a lovely relaxing evening in a town we love. We always fall in love with Nelson when we’re there. We had to take a look at the real estate listings, and there are some beautiful little homes well within our price range – there’s just that small factor of not knowing what we’d do for work in the area. We camped nearby, just over on the North Shore. Again built a little fire and made some smores and listened to the crackling. I even fell asleep a few times, just gazing into the flames.