Have you ever had the desire to pull your car over and jump into a cold but refreshing body of water? Well, go for it!
I was on my way home from a road trip to Lytton, BC, driving along Hwy #1 when I pulled over on the shoulder of the road. I was hot, sweaty and a bit tired, I needed something refreshing and drinking water wasn’t doing it. I did a Google search and found out that there was a lake only six minutes away just before Hope, BC. I decided that Lake of the Woods (Schkam Lake) would be my next stop.
As I pulled closer to the lake, cars were parked along the side of the road and the parking lot was full. It was British Columbia Day and the place was packed. As the view of the lake came into view, the colours drew me in, crystal clear blue waters with a hint of green. I climbed down a small, dirt hill to enjoy a spot away from the families enjoying the lake.
I threw my sandals to the side and walked in, the cold water was exhilarating. No bathing suit was available so my shorts and tank top would do. I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity to cool down!
As I was wading into the water, the cold water was invigorating. The lake water was so clear! After spending an hour splashing around, I had to push myself to get out of the water and get back on the road. I had a couple more stops planned for the day.
Next summer, a day trip is in order to Lake of the Woods, with a couple of friends, and a picnic would be a fun way to spend the day. Next time, I will bring my bathing suit!