We arrived at the Enderby Visitor Info Centre and began a conversation about which point we should enter the lake,and where we should jump out. We laughed hard when we were told the trip we wanted to take was 6 hours long and it was already 3 pm. On the map it looked like such a short piece of river but 6 hours was a long time to float and our time was limited. We were told the river was faster and deeper than usual in August, but we were sure we could handle it.
With a chosen piece of river selected and a map as a guide we proceeded to our designated entrance point. We found our spot, parked a car at each end of the trip, blew up boats and tubes, then jumped in.
|Alicia and Teague|
|Nathan and Cheri, deflating a small useless surf board.|
|Teague enjoying a slow float in a small tube.|
|Tonia (me) and sister-in-law Cheri|
|Alicia enjoying her boat.|
Teague floating along in the river.
|The cliff with the small black spots at the top, |
the homes of the birds.
|Alicia in the water|
|Alicia and the strange new animals|
A few of the beautiful views we were able to enjoy as we floated down the lovely, calm, cool Shuswap River.
Nathan learned how to tease and tip from his father Teague. Here is my brother Teague chasing his wife Cheri down the river trying to get close enough to tip her.
She is no fool and quickly paddled away. After about 30 minutes of trying, giving up, trying again, he finally caught up to her but never did completely tip her. Sturdy blow-up boat was the key.
Teague eventually gave up and returned to his boat knowing that tube tipping is easier than blown-up boat tipping. It was fun to watch and hilarious to capture on my camera.
Since the attempted tipping, Alicia crawled in the boat with Cheri. The slow deflation of the boat and attempts at tipping had filled it with water and shoes were used to bail out the boat with success!
|Another beautiful view from the Shuswap River.|