|June 30: Day 7 Pritchard to Mara
Time 4h 29m
Average speed: 22.20/H
T to D 531.33 k’s
Another absolutely lovely day in the Rockies. We left Pritchard in good time and met old Friends, Bruce & Maddy Cook at Sorrento. After a coffee Bruce cycled with us to Salmon Arm and took us to lunch at the Barley Bin. We were starved and the food was exceptional. After lunch we road on to the campsite at Mara via Grindrod were we made a quick stop to visit with an old friend from my business life at the feed mill there. Great to see Dave Pringle and hear a bit of how business was doing in the valley. Then it was off to the campsite at Mara lake were we only had to clean the bikes and gather our gear as Bruce picked us up at 4 pm and took us back to Salmon Arm to their place for a wonderful dinner and we spent the night in real beds. Dam that was a nice break from the tents and we also enjoyed special Bruce Cook omelettes for breakfast before he took us back to camp to get ready to ride the next leg of our journey to Canyon Hot Springs at the foot of the Rogers.