There are lots of activities going on around here, mostly in the park down by the river. Once again, this is a community that we called home for a few years so today we have a chance to catch up on some visiting and what’s been changing and happening around town.
Each year in early July (actually this next weekend, July 7-9), there is the Gold Cup Jet Boat Championship Race tour that comes through Peace River. You can sit along the banks of the river in several areas and watch the shorter circuit races which can be amazing to see. There is also a longer river race which goes all the way from Peace River to Dunvegan and back which takes several hours.
With the weather that we have been having while travelling on this trip we haven’t had a good evening to sit outside by a campfire so that was definitely on the agenda for tonight. It was a beautiful summer evening and marshmallows were toasted to perfection!! I avoided thinking about the fact that I didn’t need to be eating all that sugar but they were yummy!
We also realized once again as we have been travelling, how much difference it makes being up north and here in Peace River the addition of being on the western side of a time zone. This picture (sorry it is a little fuzzy) was snapped at 11:00 p.m. The sun had just set and it was still quite light out. Big difference between 11:00 p.m. in Nipawin, Sask. and here but still the same time of day due to Daylight Savings Time.