Tag Archives: Lakes

Okanagan Lake

A few days ago we took a ramble high above Okanagan Lake.

Wine grapes above Okanagan Lake

On small land benches overlooking the lake, wine grapes have been planted. It’s perilous to reach some of them but the combination of sun, heat and humidity often produces rather rare varieties such as carménère.

I don’t know what grapes are growing there, but I hope they do well.

Greetings from the beautiful Okanagan Lake and its luscious wine grapes. 🙂

Monday Marvellous: Arriving Home

Last Monday we arrived at home in the Okanagan after our long drive from Northwest Territories. It was so good to get here after a tough and busy time of it.

Driving through the Rocky Mountains
Passing a mountain lake.
Almost there. Okanagan Lake is at the right.

Monday greetings from Penticton and the Okanagan Valley. Have a good week. 🙂

Lake Walk

The Great Slave Lake has defrosted, finally.

When I’m in the north, I live near this lake. It’s the tenth largest in the world, the deepest in North America, and has a huge impact on the weather. To some extent, it moderates, but it also causes the heavy, wet lake effect snow, too.

We had quite a warm day yesterday, but when I went walking on the lake trail, the breeze coming from it was decidedly cool. It hasn’t warmed up much yet!

The name “Slave” has nothing to do with slaves or slavery but comes from an Indigenous word, “Slavey,” and is Dene in origin. The Slavey people are distinct from the Dene, but their histories have intersected frequently.

Here is another photo of the same lake, from a similar vantage point, taken in December, 2019. I think it was about -40C.

Greetings from Great Slave Lake.

Have a good week. 🙂