ELVIS IS ALIVE….

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…. and in Penticton, BC!

So, the long story is this. We went for a float down the channel connecting the Okanagan to the next lake to the south, Skaha Lake.

It flows through Penticton. You can rent tires/tyres, or take your own inflatables,  you pay your $4 for the bus back and you get in at the top end of the channel at the south end of the Okanagan. It takes about an hour for the trip, but when you are lazily floating past groups of people tied together with ropes, in inflatable chairs with blow up cool boxes full of beer, you know you need to take your time.

Or you could don a snorkel or diving gear, and float down trying your luck at “treasure hunting”. One guy was doing it as we drifted along and discovered an almost new pair of Oakley sunglassess, along with a tent pole…. “You never know when that’s going to come in handy!” was his response.

Wouldn’t have minded the sunglasses though. “You’d be amazed at the things people have dropped.” he said.

Anyway, at the end of the “ride”, as you climb out of the river, there is a cafe and this guy, Relvis! he was here last year we did the channel and he apparently does his thing 3 times a day, 6 days a week to a captive crown as we waited for the bus back.

Viva Las Vegas!, erm… Penticton….

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