Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Crossing the Lake on the Needles-Fauquier Ferry

The Needles ferry is part of the provincial highway system and therefore using it is free of charge. The ferry leaves each side of the lake every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. After that the ferry is on call during the night. Last week I had to do some shopping in the nearby village of Edgewood. Since it was a brilliant and almost cloudless day, I took my camera with me and captured the following images. As you can see, we are still in the grip of winter. Enjoy!

ferry 1

While waiting for the ferry, I captured the brilliant sunshine upon the lake.

ferry 2

The fully loaded Needles Ferry arrives.

ferry 3

Looking south from the Ferry

ferry 4

The Canada and BC flags against a Cloudless Sky

ferry 5

Looking North with Ingersol Mountain in the Background

36 comments

  1. Kelly MacKay · February 21, 2018

    Glad you took your camera with you. Great photos, I believe I have been to Needles. It sound familiar.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words of appreciation, Kelly!

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  2. Nurul Fitri Lubis · February 21, 2018

    Beautiful shots, Peter. I do really like the one with the sunshine. Its reflection on the lake surface adds the beauty.

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  3. Amy · February 21, 2018

    So gorgeous that I finally decided to Google Maps Arrow Lakes to see where you live! So you’re about six hours from Vancouver, right? What is it like to live up there besides being immersed in beautiful natural scenery?

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      My wife and I moved to Fauquier in 1976, when I accepted a teaching position. We raised our five boys in this beautiful corner of BC. No regrets. The problem with most people is to find a job in this strictly rural environment. Thanks for your interest, Amy!

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      • Amy · February 21, 2018

        Having always lived in the suburbs of either a major city (NYC and Boston) or of small city (Springfield MA), I have a hard time imagining living some place that rural, but I also like to imagine what it is like to live where there are wide open spaces, no crowds, and everyone knows everyone. I certainly can see the advantages of that lifestyle.

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      • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

        Coming originally from Germany, my wife and I know what crowded conditions in the big cities are like. Here you are experience solitude and beauty by just travelling a few miles in any direction. Thank you, Amy, for your insightful comment!

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  4. thecedarjournal · February 21, 2018

    Looks like a wonderful potential kayak area!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      There are lots of people going on kayak trips up and down the lake. My wife and I go on many canoe rides in the summer.

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  5. Ulli · February 21, 2018

    Aber der See ist nicht zugefroren…
    sehr schöne Aufnahmen, danke!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      Da hast du recht. Der See ist Teil des großen Columbia Flusses und friert nur bei langer anhaltenden Kälte zu. Vielen Dank für das Kompliment, Ulli!

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  6. taphian · February 21, 2018

    beautiful gallery of “blue photos”. Everything looks so nice in this wonderful light, dear Peter. We have about the same weather here, very cold, but sunny. Have a nice day , kind regards Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      This morning it has been -20 in some places close by. So much for global warming! Haha. I appreciate your kind comment on the ‘blue photos’ very much, dear Mitza. Have a great day!

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  7. Alok Singhal · February 21, 2018

    Last pictures captured so pretty a sight…I guess the snow-effect 🙂

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  8. Debra · February 21, 2018

    very pretty. sure looks cold. thanks for sharing

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  9. arv! · February 21, 2018

    I love deep blue colour in these pictures. My pick is first and last one.

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  10. Jodi · February 21, 2018

    Beautiful! And how fun to have to take a ferry as part of your highway system! The wonderfulness of being so near water!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 21, 2018

      No wonder we have not moved away from this fascinating oasis of peace and beauty in the past 40 years. Thank you, Jodi!

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  11. Pure Glory · February 21, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your ferry ride, Peter. The views are spectacular!

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  12. Dina · February 22, 2018

    Wonderful photos, Peter. The last one is my favourite. The scenery is outstandingly beautiful!
    The longest river in Norway (Glomma) runs through my hometown Fredrikstad and the ferry that takes you across is free.
    Thank you for sharing the impressions from BC.
    The enormous fires last year, where they far away from you?

    Wishing you both a lovely evening!
    Hanne Xx

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    • Peter Klopp · February 22, 2018

      Last summer the smoke from the forest fires was so dense that you could not look across the lake. It created an eerie atmosphere. Fortunately our nearby forests were spared thanks to the immediate response from the firefighters. Thank you for the good wishes, Hanne! Good night from Canada to Norway!

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  13. Ankur Mithal · February 26, 2018

    The place appears richly endowed with nature’s bounty. Hope we can keep it that way.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26, 2018

      Nature on planet earth has the best chance to flourish in an area of minimal economic value to the big corporations. Sad, but true!

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  14. Tish Farrell · February 26, 2018

    Stunning photos, Peter. You’ve caught the brilliance and clarity of cold winter light.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26, 2018

      Thanks for dropping in at the Wednesday’s Photos and thanks, Tish, for the compliment!

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  15. Cristina · March 5, 2018

    That sunlight sparkle on water is just amazing! Love it 🙂

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  16. jml297 · March 14, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your stunning photos, Peter. The crisp blue of the sky and the snowy mountains – just beautiful 😊

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