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Natural Splendor of the Arrow Lake

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Wednesday’s Video

Serenity and Tranquility

Thank you all for your likes and comments! I should be back on my own computer by Friday. Enjoy the video as a message of peace and joy.

Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

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Wednesday’s Photos

Taite Creek Trail (reposted from 2015)

Today I start with a recreational theme on hiking. There are many wonderful hiking trails in and around Fauquier that are waiting to be discovered. Also there is no better time to explore the awakening of spring than by a walk through the woods along the rushing waters of a creek. Even if one was blind and could not see the beauty, the fresh aromatic air swirling about one’s face and the melt waters thundering at a distance would be enough to make you feel in tune with Mother Nature.

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View onto the Lake at Taite Creek Campground

This afternoon after a heavy rain during the night the sun was shining brightly. So Biene (Gertrud) and I felt like driving down on Applegrove Road to our favorite spot at Taite Creek. We were lucky. We had the lake, the beach, and the campground all to ourselves. After our customary game of bocce and some home-made cake and coffee, which I brewed on our camp stove, I went for a hike, while Biene enjoyed the peace and quiet in the warm sun to do some knitting.

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A Tree half uprooted by a Storm forms a beautiful Arch

More than ten years ago a sports-minded father created with axe and chainsaw a challenging dirt bike trail for his teenage son. We discovered it by chance and since it had been abandoned by father and son it turned out to be one of our favourite hiking trails.

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Last Look at the Arrow Lake before Turning Left

For the first 500 m it runs parallel to the lake until it reaches the mouth of Taite Creek. Then turning left it follows the creek for about one km before it moves away into dense forest. Old overgrown logging roads crisscross the area creating a veritable maze where you could get easily lost. Luckily the boy’s father had carefully marked the path by tying yellow ribbons onto tree branches. Near the end the trail changes direction and crosses an old growth forest area, where in the fall I find some of the choicest mushrooms for our dinner table.

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Wild Wilderness at its Best

Everything except for the trail is wild around here. This is perfect wilderness and nature at its best. One must often climb over a tree trunk that a violent storm had blown over across the path. Canada geese nest near the lake. The air is filled with the high-pitched voices of the osprey. And if you are lucky, you might see the king among the birds of prey, the bald eagle, soaring high above in the sky.

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Trees Stretching to the Light

The trail ends at the bridge on Applegrove Road. If you are ambitious and don’t want to return to camp by the same route, you can extend your beautiful walk a little by turning it into a full circle tour. From the bridge you walk a few hundred meters in the direction of Fauquier, until you see the campground access road, which will lead you back where you started. There will be more posts on hiking trails in the near future on this blog.

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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Wednesday’s Photos

Arrow Lakes Winter Scenery

When the winter days appear to be dreary and the lack of sunshine is getting you down, you must get out of the house and make good use of a rare sunshiny day. And even if the sun never manages to penetrate the gloomy cloud cover in the valley, open your eyes and you will find beauty everywhere to capture  with your camera. I am sure it will give you a big lift and pull you out of the winter blues. Today I present five images to you. I would like to find out which ones my readers like best. Although always welcome and appreciated, no comments are necessary. I numbered the photos, so it would be easy to give a quick personal assessment. Just use three numbers in the order of your preference. Have fun!

Nakusp

1) View of the Nakusp Marina

Saddle Mountain

2) Saddle Mountain behind a Cloud Frame

Burton Creek

3) Burton Creek Estuary

Fauquier Twilight

4) Fauquier Twilight Hour

Taite

5) Taite Creek Area south of Fauquier

You can also view my photo stream at flickr.com. Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.

Another Glorious Day after the Snowstorm

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 Photo Essay

My Wife at our Winter Photo Shoot at Taite Creek

My Wife at our Winter Photo Shoot at Taite Creek

Catching Precious Sun Rays Peeking through the Forest - Gertrud Klopp

Catching Precious Sun Rays Peeking through the Forest – Gertrud Klopp

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Snowshoe Tracks leading down to the Lake – Gertrud Klopp

Getting ready for another Hunt for Nature Photos

Getting ready for another Hunt for Nature Photos – Gertrud Klopp

Capturing Rocks in the Crystal-Clear Water

Capturing Rocks in the Crystal-Clear Water

Old Logging Ramp of the Late Forties

Old Logging Ramp of the Late Forties

Shooting through Tree Stumps of a Bygone Era

Shooting through Tree Stumps of a Bygone Era

Brilliant Sunshine embracing the Landscape

Brilliant Sunshine embracing the Landscape

Looking South on our Beautiful Lake

Looking South on our Beautiful Lake

 

Back on Track

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To all my friends and followers I am sending out my apologies for resuming later than promised my blogging activities. As I am relaxing in the sunshine of a glorious late summer day at our favourite Taite Creek campground on our beautiful Arrow Lake, I am typing up the major themes of the Klopp Family blog for the coming fall and winter.

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Keeping Company with Blue Herons

Before I delve into that I wish to express my sincere regret front having had the time to read and appreciate our posts during the last couple of weeks. The summer months – normally already very busy with travels, visiting family and friends, and activities away from the computer – turned out to be extremely strenuous and stressful this summer, although the events also brought a lot of joy into our hearts. After our family reunion on Galiano Island, our son Richard, our grandson Mateo, and the two granddaughters Azure and Emeline spent their vacation with us in July and August. Unfortunately, this was also the time of preparation for the removal of our old house to be replaced by a new modular home, which our son Michael ordered for us to be built on the site of the demolished house.

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Early Morning Magic at Taite Creek Campground – Photo Credit: Gertrud Klopp

So you know now why I am writing this introductory post at the campsite. For my wife and I are practically homeless for the next couple of weeks and have to make do in our small travel trailer.

For the fall and winter season, I will focus on the following themes:

The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story (continued)

Revamping and Improving the Family Trees

Fauquier – Nature’s Beauty in the West Kootenays (continued)

Fauquier – Its History (continued)

Aunt Anna – Baroness of Von Waldenfels

Local Enterprises and Cottage Industries

Contributions by Family Members in German

Family Review of Summer 2016

Without home access to the Internet I will publish at the beginning just one or two posts per week. I am looking forward to read again all your posts and am really excited to find out what is going on in your part of the world.

Fauquier’s Natural Splendor in May

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