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Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Summer Vacation IV - The Okanagan

One of the reasons we wanted to visit the interior of the province was to get some real summer HEAT. Here Rosie found a neat device to cool off with while traveling. After an overnight stop in the Similkameen Valley in sagebrush country we drove through the Richter Pass (below).As we descended from the Richter pass the town of Osoyoos came into view. The Okanagan Valley is a long string of emerald lakes surrounded by lush orchards and vineyards on the valley floor and sagebrush and pine trees on the dry mountainsides.After a cooling swim in Lake Osoyoos......we traveled northward up the valley to the small city of Penticton, where this vacation report will close with a shot of the steamer Sicamous in the sunset on the shore of Lake Okanagan.Thanks for joining me on my vacation. Tomorrow I promise to return to Victoria!


USelaine said...

It was a great series to see. I never would have thought of sagebrush country in Canada, but of course, no reason why not. You are one lucky citizen. 8^) And thank you so much for you kind words to WDP.

nobu said...

Yes, It was really nice series.
I enjoyed it so much.

Dina said...

WOw!! awesome shots !! great views. In my town this weekend they celebrate the feast of St. Peter. See how the statue was taken on a boat ride from one bay to the other and then ashore. have a great cool weekend.