A Few More Okanagan Views

M and I have been doing lots of walking around our new home in British Columbia’s truly spectacular Okanagan Valley. Lots of wine is produced here and the landscape reflects that. There are moderate, wet winters with very hot summers, great for grapes and all the other types of fruit that are grown here. There’s so much more, however. Here’s a sample:

This is the view from Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. It's high above Skaha Lake and is great for rock climbing, but also for us walkers.

This is the view from Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. It’s high above Skaha Lake and is great for rock climbing, but also for us walkers.

Another view from the Skaha Bluffs. It was a beautifully warm day.

Another view from the Skaha Bluffs. It was a beautifully warm day.

There are some furiously fast snow melt creeks in the hills around the village of Naramata. We stopped to admire this particularly stunning example.

There are some furiously fast snow melt creeks in the hills around the village of Naramata. We stopped to admire this particularly stunning example.

A pine forest in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park.

A pine forest in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park.

 

We are continually oohing, ahhing and wowing as we explore this amazing place.

We feel truly grateful to be here. πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “A Few More Okanagan Views

  1. Oh wow! That is amazing! I wish I could live in an area just like that! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem possible for me to make a living in such areas… But, I can always dream about it for later on in life! And travel to such places on vacations. Enjoy it and please keep posting photos.. πŸ˜‰

    • If you don’t mind me asking and are able to share, what do you do? Maybe there is a possibility for you to be here, or somewhere like here…

      In the meantime, yes, there are good dreams and holidays. One of the reasons why M and I moved here is because we had a great holiday here a couple of years back. πŸ™‚

      • I live in Europe and work and I am a social worker… so, it is quite hard for me to move to another country. It could be done, but I would probably have to take some more courses and/or tests, cause there are different laws over there, etc. I have thought about it a few times, to try and move to Pacific Northwest, US, /Canada. But… it seems like so much work, so I get lazy just thinking about it… πŸ˜‰

        There are very beautiful and mountainous areas in my country too. It’s just that the villages near those areas are too small (no jobs). I really have a lot of things to think about, regarding my future… πŸ™‚ I am glad that you get to live where you live, I am happy to enjoy the photos, while I work out if I can ever get to live in a place like that! πŸ˜‰

        • I understand. My last move – in August I moved 1000 km west to take a new job – was exhausting, and I was only changing provinces, not countries.

          Years ago I moved to Germany and then later, back to Canada. A lot of work! And yes, you have to deal with educational differences, etc. Maybe some day it will work out for you! πŸ™‚

          • Yes, you never know. But I am quite content to take vacations to these beautiful locations. I have a dream that when I retire (in about 30 years, lol), I can stay in a mountainous, beautiful area in the summer, and somewhere with warm weather in the winters.. πŸ™‚

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