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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 Road Home

On June 24, M and I left the Northwest Territories to head to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Here are a few photos from our drive west through the mountains. They aren’t terrific because I took them from a moving vehicle through the dirtiest windshield ever!

Mountain view.
Getting closer.
Young mountain sheep in Jasper National Park.
Here, they have the right of way.

We are home now, starting to relax into holiday mode after an extremely busy covid-related 15 months. It’s really hot (low 40s C) but I’m happy with that. The covid cases are continuing to drop, and I hope that we have seen the last wave.

Today’s #Photograph

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Today’s #Photograph

Stuart has changed the focus of his photo posts from the Forest of Dean and ocean pictures of the past 15 months or so to a wider variety of shots and scenes from his collection. Stuart’s project was to share landscape photos for those who, in particular, have been on semi-permanent shutdown because of covid.

But all good things must come to end. With many of us starting to turn the corner on this wretched virus, Stuart is moving on as well.

Thank you, Stuart, for continuing to share your lovely forest and ocean photos with us over these many months that covid has kept us more inside than outside. For me, your posts have been a lovely bright spot in a sometimes very difficult time. 🌸

I won’t be re-blogging Stuart’s photos quite as often, but definitely will continue! Please visit Stuart’s site for a browse through his gorgeous photography.