Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

A Canoe Ride and a Nice Find

The other day my wife and I went for a canoe ride on our beautiful Arrow Lake. It was a big surprise even for us that there was no other boat on the lake on that Saturday morning. From Detta Beach we decided to head north for a change. It was a perfect day: no wind, only a few clouds in the sky, and the temperature just right. Feeling happy and relaxed, we let the electric motor do the work for us. Of course, we had taken our cameras with us to capture some of the magnificent scenery. After about 4 km we found a good spot to pull our canoe ashore. A beautiful piece of driftwood attracted my attention. The thought immediately occurred to me to load it onto the canoe and let Biene use it to decorate our garden. Here are the pictures of our trip. Enjoy.

IMG_3670LakeshoreIMG_3663DriftwoodIMG_3668BieneIMG_3675Detta

 

 

31 comments

  1. Rashmi Gopal Rao · July 4, 2018

    Such gorgeous pics Peter, such a pleasure to see your posts:) Love the natural beauty all around.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Thank you, Rashmi, for your appreciation of the photos. Mother Nature should get the credit as the great artist of our planet Earth.

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  2. arv! · July 4, 2018

    Simple joys of life! The area around lake looks so serene. Is Biene going to use the driftwood in decoration?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Yes, most of the driftwood we take from the beaches decorate our yard and garden.

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  3. crowcanyonjournal · July 4, 2018

    Your post reminded me of a canoe ride on Lake Louise in Alberta on a beautiful day in 1982 with my two daughters whose ages then were 9 and 11. I now have three granddaughters who are ages 10, 10 and 12.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Perhaps it is time to repeat your trip to Lake Louise and all the other marvellous sites in the Canadian Rockies with your three granddaughters. The exchange rate is very good for you at this point in time.

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  4. Ester · July 4, 2018

    Wonderful place Peter !!

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  5. taphian · July 4, 2018

    A beautiful trip, dear Peter. It looks so inviting, a bit cool, too. Do you have such high temperatures in Canada as we have here in the last weeks? Kind regards Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Recently we had much cooler weather with plenty of rain. But now it looks like we are at the start of a terrible heat wave. The answer for us is to go camping at one of our many lake sites to be near the cool waters of the Arrow Lake. Best wishes! Peter

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  6. Amy · July 4, 2018

    Wow, does that look peaceful and inviting! You certainly found a gorgeous place to live. No wonder you wanted to stay in Canada!

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  7. Su Leslie · July 4, 2018

    Beautiful pictures Peter. What a wonderful way to spend a day 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Yes, indeed. During those precious moments time seems to be suspended in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Thank you, Su!

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  8. Stella, oh, Stella · July 4, 2018

    It is such a beautiful lake. And it is wonderful to be on it, isn’t it? Haha, you really took the driftwood along, I like that. I am sure it is looking good in your garden.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      Our entire yard is filled with these strange creatures from the beach.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · July 6, 2018

        Oh, that must look wonderful, nature’s artwork! The two I found on Lundø (the thirst trip), where too big to put in my pocket, alas.

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  9. Des · July 4, 2018

    Nice shots! Sounds like you two had a great day. No place I’d rather be than on the water.

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  10. Bun Karyudo · July 4, 2018

    You live in a very beautiful place, Peter. It seems no matter in which direction you point your camera, the view is stunning.

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  11. corneliaweberphotography · July 4, 2018

    Peaceful and calm! Peter your images make me wanting to swim in that lake.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 5, 2018

      The water is not exactly warm. The Arrow Lake is part of the mighty Columbia River which comes from glaciers and snow-capped mountains. My wife and I are hardy and love swimming in its refreshing waters.

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  12. kopfundgestalt · July 5, 2018

    Sehr schöne körperliche Wohltat, solch ein Boot-Trip. Es erstaunt, Biene mal leibhaftig zu sehen, wo sie sonst “nur” die Erzählungen der Vergangenheit bevölkert.:-)

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  13. Dina · July 6, 2018

    Gottogott ist das schön! Fabelhaft sieht es aus. Es hat uns so begeistert, dass Klausbernd und ich gerade überlegt haben ein Kanu anzuschaffen, die pros und cons. Die Creeks in den Salzmarschen könnten wir damit easy erreichen. Jedoch schwärmen dort die Mücken. Unerträglich. 😦
    Wer liebt nicht Driftwood; Wäre es nicht eine Idee irgendwann über das Driftwood im Garten zu bloggen? Und uns Leser Anregungen zu geben? 😉
    Herzliche Grüße zu dir und Biene aus Norfolk. Xx

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    • Peter Klopp · July 6, 2018

      Vielen Dank an unsere Freunde aus Norfolk! Eine Kanufahrt gibt einem eine völlig neue Perspektive. Man schaut aufs Ufer und betrachtet vom See die Landschaft mit anderen Augen. Vielen Dank auch für die Anregung, Driftwood in unserem Garten zu zeigen! Viele liebe Grüße aus dem fernen Kanada!

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  14. Ankur Mithal · July 7, 2018

    Mesmerized by the natural splendour, as always.

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