The Shushwap Lake in British Columbia, Canada is considered by many to be the houseboat capital of Canada. For me it’s a large and beautiful body of water. I stopped off one day just to admire the view and break the journey. The weather was good, but storms had been predicted with a few thunder showers.
Looking out from the footpath were but a few of the many houseboats. The season hadn’t even started.
Houseboats in the dock
The footpath went under the railway bridge and I arrived as the goods train was about to pass over. I got to 48 wagons and then lost count. On other trains I have counted 84 and they measure over a mile long. Patience is a virtue if you arrive at a crossing as the train starts to go past.
The start of a long train
Walking past the bridge after stopping to admire the size and power of the train I could see the clouds building for the first showers.
And moments later