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.

Evening Ballad

Abendballade

Guest Contribution by Dieter and Edda Barge
Edda and her sister Anke having a Practice session
Edda and her sister Anke having a Practice session

This week our friends from Germany put a little surprise video into my Dropbox. It was originally intended as a special birthday greeting from Germany. My wife and I were so deeply touched by its beauty both musical and visual that I decided to post it on my blog with the contributor’s permission, of course. Abend Ballade means Evening Ballad. Its music was composed by Edda’s second youngest brother Andreas Trampenau, grandson of my uncle Bruno Kegler. Edda played the composition on her Kawai E-Piano and her husband presented the wonderful images of clouds in the form of a slide show further enhancing the festive mood.

Abendballade Blatt 1
First Page of the Composition ‘Abendballade’

 

Dieter and Edda Barge - raising their mugs to say 'Happy Birthday!'
Dieter and Edda Barge raising their mugs to say ‘Happy Birthday!

With this musical and visual treat I would like to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Easter. Please note ‘The P. and G. Klopp Story’ will continue with Chapter Twenty next weekend.

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