Nelson at Night

such a long walk to nelson

This picture was taken at the end of a very long day. I walked from castlegar to Nelson all in one go. granted i didn't leave Castlegar till about 10 am and there was that long stop at the highway bar in the evening. In anycase I had decided to push for nelson. I got there just after midnight. I slept about 50 metres past the sign. Nelson is a hippie town in the heart of the rockies. It always rains there. at least that is my impression. Of the 3 times i have been there i have not seen one sunny day. Its endless rain.

Here's a little anecdote about the rain in nelson. the first time I stayed in nelson it was down by the lake in an industrial part near the train tracks. I camped in a field of tall grass. I woke to a morning sprinkling. My pants were still dry. Fearing that they would be soaked by the time I made it to open land. I ran through the grass naked. It worked I made it out to the gravely bit by the train tracks without soaked knees.

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