Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesdays Photos in a Video

Father’s Day Delight

On Father’s Day my wife and I initiated the beginning of summer with a canoe ride across the Arrow Lake. The weather was perfect and the wind was calm, ideal to cross the lake for the first time in 2020. To make sure we would use the least amount of time, we followed the path of the cable ferry, which was busy with Father’s Day traffic on its half-hour journey back and forth from Fauquier to Needles. To our surprise, the water was warm enough to get in a quick swim. Alas, we had left our swim wear at home. Enjoy the scenery.

28 comments

  1. Amy · June 24

    Beautiful! But how did you film this?? You are moving, and since your wife is not paddling, you must be. So how did you also hold the camera?

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    • Peter Klopp · June 24

      You have very keen eyes, Amy. With all the practice in genealogy, no detail escapes your attention. We were using an electric motor to propel our canoe. So I had my hands free to operate the camcorder.

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · June 24

    Do you have a motor for the canoe? 😉

    You look very relaxed in your chair, Peter, no wonder, in these beautiful surroundings!

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  3. Edda · June 24

    Wie schön! Gerne hätten wir Euch begleitet! Ja,stimmt, Peter, Du wirkst sehr entspannt.😉👍
    Drück Euch!!!
    Edda

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  4. crowcanyonjournal · June 24

    Definition of happiness: Peter relaxing after his first canoe trip of the year!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 24

      It is important to find a spot where one can switch off the barrage of negativism all around us and simply relax.Indeed that is happiness for me and it seems also for you, my friend.

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  5. Peter, what a beautiful way to spend Father’s Day, especially when the paddles are just for decoration, I had to laugh about that. Too bad you left your swimming suits at home, well the summer just started, maybe another video option in the near future? I went for my first swim in the ocean for this season, needless to say that it was heavenly. Do you remember from your childhood in Germany, the Sommer Sonnenwende Feuer?

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      Yes, it was a beautiful day and occasion. We are planning such trips more often and will combine them with a swim on one of our favourite beaches. Ja diese Sitte von der Sonnenwenfeier ist mir auch noch in Erinnerung. Best wishes, Peter!

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  6. kopfundgestalt · June 25

    Stimmungsvolles Video. Deine Frau sollte sich auch mal umdrehen, weiss das es nicht einfach ist. 😃

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      Ich werde ihr mitteilen, dass sich beim nächsten Kanutrip für meinen Freund Gerhard umdrehen muss.

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  7. Des · June 25

    I must admit I had no idea cable ferries that size existed. I believe that this one has no propeller? Very nice video, Peter!

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      I used to have a real ferry with a captain and a qualified crew. But to save money they turned it into cable ferry. It is free,because it is part of the provincial highway system.

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  8. shoreacres · June 25

    I’ve never heard of a motorized canoe. It certainly does make the work of a videographer easier, and the video was quite enjoyable. I was surprised at first that your lake is warm enough for swimming, but then I remembered we’re almost to July. Amazing, how time is slipping away.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      Today we hit the 30 degree mark in Celsius and that is almost too warm for me. The lake is sending out its invitation to swim. Alas, Canada is still closed for tourists from other countries.

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  9. Ann Coleman · June 25

    What a wonderful way to spend the day! I’m so glad you were able to get out on the lake, even if you couldn’t actually swim.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      Today was a very hot day. While the water of the Arrow Lake is normally quite cold, with the rising lake level over the warm sandy beaches, it makes some little bay quite pleasant to swim in.

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  10. Robert Parker · June 25

    Fantastic way to celebrate Father’s Day, and to start the summer. I’m very envious of folks cruising on this beautiful lake! (Especially when they don’t have to paddle! 🙂 )

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    • Peter Klopp · June 25

      The advantage of the electric motor is that there is no pollution by loud noise and smelly gas engines.

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  11. Su Leslie · June 25

    Wonderful way to spend Father’s Day. You live in a very beautiful place Peter.

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  12. Steve Schwartzman · June 26

    I don’t think the water would’ve been warm enough for me to have wanted to swim.
    You must have used a very long extension cord to keep the electric motor plugged in. Okay, so I’m not serious about that. How far can you go on a fully charged battery?

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    • Peter Klopp · June 26

      Tha battery at medium speed lasts for about three hours. So that translates to approximately 10 miles.

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