Monday, September 29, 2008

Lake land

Now that I have recovered from the lost sleep and general tiredness of 1400km commute in 2 days I have the resources to write again. As is too often the case I find my blog posts lagging a week or two at least be hind real life. This is no exception.

As can be seen in my last post I got s Kayak. Because I was living in dialup country I did not attempt to make up any posts with the pictures from those adventures. Of which there were many pictures.

This time off turned out to have been my most expensive one since I got my car, not matching in for dollars spent but taking the biggest chunk out of my cash in a long time. A boat and dental work will do that. I managed to spend time at some of my favorate places on and off the water.

This post is really about lakes, all the ones I found my self on. In the first boat post I was on Wood lake out side of Kelowna, I have since found my self on Kookenay lake , The middle and lower portions of Arrow lake, Slocan lake, and the larger of the Champion lakes near Fruitvale. As well as Summit and Box lakes near nakusp. I am feeling lazy so I will leave it for you to figure which lake is which.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well I am back in the south. That means a chance to spend some of the money I have earned through my excessive working.
Today after some trial and a little error I bought a kayak. Due to having the chance to try out a few models at the beach this morning I found my self wanting a bout that was a big step up in both materials and price. Knowing that I could not have enjoyed the original boat I had in mind I coughed up the extra money and got me a boat I could really love rather then just like.

So having set my self up with a vessel and the odds and end needed to get out on the water with I headed off to a small local lake, Wood Lake out side of Kelowna. It was calm save for the wakes of the speed boats. I was out on the water for over 3 hours.
The latter half saw me with some company as I had came a shore to adjust my seating and in typical style got chatting.

So now I have some pictures to share of the boat and the lake

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Well I am going home tomorrow morning. Yay me. And I will be entering a fossil fuel powered time machine, other wise known as jet. It is at this time of year as in spring that the differences in latitude show up most strongly.

Up here nearly all the leaves have turned nearly all at once. We had the first short lived snow fall over lunch a couple days ago. We're having crispy days with frost and ice on some lesser mud puddles. But this time of year is also when I start to see my favourate sunrises that many of you readers have seen.

I have this rotation for my physical and mental heath tried to go for walks on a daily basis. Well I did not go out daily I did manage to go for walks more often then not. This gave me a chance to photograph some of the wild life as on those days I remember to bring my camera. If I brought my camera with me every time I would have filed up my hard drive by now so its best if I for get it more often then not.

So enjoy the change of season, I my self look forward to moving a few weeks back in time to more gentle early fall.