Driving the Coquihalla

by Rachel Gertz

Coquihalla highway at sunset
Coquialla highway glowing at sunset.
Paint the Shushwap sky red
We watched the Shuswap being painted red with a brush made of fire.

Thursday, Sept 1st/11

The winding mountain drive took fourteen hours (one of those reserved for a smouldering vehicle on Hwy 1).

It was completely and utterly worth it.

Now if we were heading east into the abyss of Saskatchewan’s beige suit of wheat, this little girl would be singing a different tune.

Vancouver adventure part one commences.

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