Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

At the Waterfalls

Yesterday, Biene and I visited the waterfalls at the mouth of the Whatshan River. It was a hot day with a sizzling 32 degrees C. We stopped at our ‘island’ as we have often done in past summers and went for a swim in the crystal-clear and refreshing water between the rocky shoreline and the island. Then we paddled to the waterfalls, taking several pictures of the waterfall. Here is one that I like very much. Enjoy.

17 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Not having heard of that river, I looked it up. The Wikipedia article about it includes this: “In 1865, explorer James Turnbull noted in his diary that his party was camping at the mouth of the What-shaan River. Walter Moberly’s 1866 map labelled the lake and river as Waatshaan. In 1884, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat referred to the Whatch-shan stream. The present spelling first appears in George Dawson’s 1889 report. The actual indigenous term these explorers were attempting to transcribe, and consequently its meaning, is unclear. A lake, river, peak, and mountain range have received the name.”

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