As indicated in yesterday’s post, I have happily arrived back in British Columbia and it looks very much like I won’t be returning to the NWT for any length of time before I retire in a few months from now. So, M and I have been enjoying something of a small celebration which is great because it’s coinciding with the long May weekend.

Okanagan Lake serenity.

We have already taken a few long walks (without mosquitoes!) and have been enjoying the relatively smoke-free weather and lovely temperatures. There have also been regular rain showers which, apart from keeping the hills damp, are also helping to clean the air of smoke particles.

Okanagan Lake is still and calm.

The famous Penticton market is open, people are swimming, the dog beaches are active and so many late spring flowers are blooming. I haven’t experienced the month of May in Penticton for a number of years now, so I am really enjoying this.

Greetings from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

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  1. I remember those days of retirement anticipation. You can almost feel the weight of work lift, if only briefly. Glad you are home to enjoy Lynette. Allan

    1. Thank you very much. 🙂 It won’t take full effect until the end of October but I am scaling back. I am a CEO (although in the process of a handover). Snow is not my thing (nor the -45C temperatures) but I enjoyed the job.

        1. Aviation. I was based at 62°N latitude. There is much, much more north beyond that latitude. The land mass is enormous. You either learn to accept the weather and take it in stride or dig in and enjoy it (doing lots of outdoor things, including the traditional) because it will wear you down otherwise. Cheers.

    1. Thank you very much, Linda. It is wonderful news! I may have to return a couple of times but for the most part have moved permanently back to the Okanagan. We had a great long weekend – really enjoyable!

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