Tag Archives: beauty

Night Ship

This lovely old stern wheeler used to travel to the remote communities around Lake Okanagan before there was a network of roads. Launched in 1914 and owned by Canadian Pacific, it was considered a luxurious vessel and transported travellers in style. Its schedule and docking in Penticton dovetailed with the nearby CP owned railway and hotel, allowing its passengers good travel connections for the time.

SS Sicamous

Once reliable all-season roads were built, the paddle wheelers eventually fell out of favour. This one, along with a couple of other boats from the period, now form a museum commemorating that earlier, slower time.

Happy mid-week.

The Big View

I love this trail above Penticton that looks down on Lake Okanagan, and to the south, Skaha Lake.

October 30, 2021

I’ve hiked this trail countless times and have probably stopped to admire this view at every opportunity. I have taken multiple photos during these stops and at every time of year.

July 17, 2018

Here it is in its full summer glory; grape vines in the foreground, lakes and hills in the background.

March 30, 2018

Just beginning to wake up from a winter sleep. Although this was a lovely warm day, you can see that there’s still a little snow in the opposite hills at the higher elevations.

February 7, 2016 (taken from a slightly different position on the trail)

Shhh. Everyone is sleeping.

No matter the season, this view is wonderful. Comforting, constantly changing in its seasonal cycle and always beautiful, it never fails to centre me, to provide me with serenity.

Happy Monday. 🙂