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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake


Wednesday’s Photos

Canoe Trip on Whatshan Lake

Thousands of Frames Make a two-minute Video

On Monday my wife and I took the ferry across the Lower Arrow Lake and travelled with our canoe to the nearby Whatshan Lake, a mere 4 km distance from Fauquier. Surrounded by forested hills, the 30 km long lake is actually comprised of two lakes connected by a narrow and winding channel. The boat launch not far from the public beach was virtually deserted so late in the summer season. Biene and I knew that we would have the lake almost entirely to ourselves. Bent on relaxation with a chance to capture the wild scenery on our cameras, we let the electric motor do the ‘paddling’ for us. Here is the video of our exploratory canoe trip. Enjoy.

38 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

  1. Amy

    How lovely! And the musical accompaniment was perfect (Peer Gynt?). It must have been a very serene experience.

    But…how did you manage to paddle AND hold the camera so still??

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      1. Amy

        Well, just as you didn’t really paddle, I didn’t really guess! I have an app on my phone that identifies music. I knew it was familiar, but couldn’t place it. SoundHound to the rescue!

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  2. kopfundgestalt

    Wunderbar beruhigend.
    Wir haben ja einen Badesee in meiner Nähe, aber durch meine hauterkrankng in den Händen kann ich dort nicht schwimmen.
    Früher, nach der Arbeit, bin ich gelegentlich dort hin und habe eine ordentliche Runde geschwommen, oft ganz allein.

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    What a beautiful and peaceful treat you shared here, Peter, along with that piece of music I am so very familiar with, for the moment it skipped my mind of the name. I am just having a senior moment, haha. Is it the Swan from Tschaikowsky? Maybe not? Enjoy all your further excursions in the nature.


  4. Des

    Very serene video, Peter. Looks like you covered a lot of area with that little electric motor. I know from experience that getting video isn’t a worthwhile venture while paddling!

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      1. Markus @ POINT BLANK, echt. Das tat super gut. – Bin gerade viel unterwegs… …und das war heute morgen so wie ein Anker werfen und genießen. Peter, danke für’s teilen!

        PS: Du, da fällt mir gerade was ein… ..wir sind ja in der Modebrache unterwegs (verkaufen europäische Sachen nach Russland). Heute haben wir eine neue Schuhmarke entdeckt. …ich hoffe ich vertue mich jetzt nicht mit deiner Herkunftsstadt: Wesel?! Die Marke heißt jedenfalls THEA MIKA.. …und dazu gibt es eine schöne Geschichte. Der Manager dieser Marke heißt Michael Gerlach und kommt aus Wesel (Baujahr 1966). Seine Familie hat schon seit Generationen Schuhgeschäfte. Da er der einzige Stammhalter der Familie war und seine Oma Thea in sehr mochte, hat sie ihn in seinem Werdegang als Schuhverkäufer sehr unterstützt. Als Dank hat er die Marke THEA (seine Oma) MIKA (Michael & Katja, seine Frau) genannt. Das Logo ist in einem blassen mind-grün gehalten, da er ein Foto hat (was er uns heute gezeigt hat) in dem seine Oma als Schützenkönigin von Wesel in diesem Wagen sitzt der ebenfalls mind-grün ist. Kann ja sein, dass du die Familie Gerlach kennst. Auf dem Foto sieht man übrigens den Schützenfestwagen, wie er direkt vor dem Geschäft und der damüberliegenden Wohnung der Gerlachs herfährt.

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      2. Peter Klopp Post author

        Leider ist mir der Name Gerlach nicht bekannt. Man darf nicht vergessen, dass ich Wesel 1963 das letzte mal gesehen habe. Das ist schon lange her.


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