Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Finally Home After Sixteen Days of Evacuation

First of all, a big thank you goes out to all my blogging friends for all the compassionate comments that you sent out to me while my wife and I were forced to leave our home first, then also our travel trailer on the other side of the Arrow Lake. I am sorry that during our exile I was unable to write comments even though I read most of your posts and left a like. We have been allowed to come back to our small community with the understanding that we should be vigilant and be aware that while the evacuation order has been rescinded the alert is still in effect. We are very happy that our home has not suffered any damage. Some of the flowers have wilted, but the garden has not suffered too much under the dry and hot conditions. Today, we took the ferry across the lake to visit our beloved beach and check on the trailer. Everything looked just the way as before. Here are a few photos of our little vacation spot at the lake. You can see that there is still smoke and haze in the air from the nearby forest fires. We hope that the wildfires are beginning to ease. Two days ago, we had our first substantial rain in more than six weeks. Thanks again for your patience!

29 comments

  1. kopfundgestalt · August 11

    Hard to believe that everything was intact! Luck in misfortune!
    And you both look fantastic!

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  2. arv! · August 11

    Good to hear that you are safe. Good to see you guys on beach.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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  3. Pit · August 11

    Glad you’re back home safe and sound and all is well with you, and that both your home and your travel trailer have not suffered any damage. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things will improve.
    Take care!

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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  4. The Cedar Journal · August 11

    Wow! You thing you guys were able to have a residence to return to. Stay safe.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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  5. Pure Glory · August 11

    Peter, so thankful to God, that your home and travel trailer are intact. You and Biene will be able to enjoy your own home and the garden produce. There is nothing like enjoying your own home! Glory to God for his preserving you and your home. Abundant blessings!

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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      • Pure Glory · August 12

        You are welcome! I understand how devastating forest fires can be. We have been completely surrounded by forest fires in past years and had more than 6 million acres burn. This year has not been bad due to having a rainy summer. May the forest fires calm down in your area!

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  6. Amy · August 11

    So glad to hear that you both and both of your homes are safe. Stay safe!

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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  7. Steve Schwartzman · August 11

    Happy return, happy rain.

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  8. Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Finally Home After Sixteen Days > of Evacuation First of all, a big thank you goes out to all my blogging > friends for all the compassionate comments that you sent out to me while my > wife and I were forced to leave our home first, t” >

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  9. Robert Parker · August 11

    Oh that’s a relief!! Happy everyone & everything came through safely.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

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  10. Stella, oh, Stella · August 11

    I am so very glad to read this! I had been trying to visualize heavy rain over all of Canada, did I exaggerate? 😉 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Canada is too big to get rain for the whole country.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · August 12

        Of course, not even tiny little Denmark gets rain all over at the same time. And of course the rain is not my doing, although I tried … 😉

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  11. crowcanyonjournal · August 11

    Great news, Peter! Glad to hear that you and your wife are back at your home! Now if we can get some of that rain, too…

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  12. Steve Gingold · August 11

    So Happy! to hear and see you back in your spot and that it is in good shape and spared by the fires. Obviously you need more rain, but getting some must have been a little relief. Good news!

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. tanjabrittonwriter · August 11

    I’m also glad to hear you and your wife are safe. I hope that all the fires can be extinguished soon.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 12

      Thank you! Your concern for our wildfire condition and your kind remark are truly appreciated.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. shoreacres · August 11

    I’ve been waiting for your report, and it’s wonderful news that you’ve been able to return to an intact home and ‘just slightly wilted’ garden. The photos are delightful; it’s especially good to see your smiles!

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  15. Peter and Biene, what a relief to hear that your home and all is safe by now, upon the returning at your home. You both look great and happy in your swimming suits in front of your kajak. I am happy that outlived this horror of flames. Be well now. Greetings from my coast

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  16. Ann Coleman · August 12

    I’m so glad to hear that you are home and that your house was spared! And thank you very much for taking the time to let us know!

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  17. Ankur Mithal · August 13

    Glad to know you are back. And I trust these are new pix you have posted, not from the archives 🙂

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