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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy ‘East'-er Drive!

 

Happy Easter to everyone in Blogville..

The ‘mist on the lake’ was picture perfect this morning..

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and the mirror-images..

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..just like glass..

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..never been ones to sit still for too many days in a row..we decided that today would be a good day for an ‘East-er’ Sunday Drive..

Pancakes and sausages for breakfast..IMG_1027

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We headed north from the campground towards the town of Lytton and then continued to Spences Bridge..

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heading ‘east’ to our first stop of the day..

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A forest service campsite on the Nicola  river..

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..no running water or power sites but there are clean outhouses..so that is a plus on my list of priorities..

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..and of course Tucker had to get his paws wet!

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We continued east towards the town of Merritt, stopping to purchase two sandwiches for lunch..IMG_1048

..our picnic spot was Alleyne Lake..frozen much to the dismay of Tucker..

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and there is snow on the ground too?

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..frozen lakes seem to be the theme today..

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Kidd Lake..

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..and Marquart Lake..

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..and even Lundbom Lake

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..maybe it is just a wee bit too early to think about spring fishing at these higher altitude lakes?

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..so as we sit and enjoy our last evening here at Blue Lake..hard to believe that four days are almost done..

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Different ‘priorities’?

We all have different ‘priorities’ when we are at home..albeit work, housework, meals, laundry  and the usual stuff..but here in the land of no internet or cell service, priorities seem to shift..

What is really important to some may not be as important to others..

..sleeping in?

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..the first taste of coffee?

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or maybe a ‘steamed milk with caramel swirl?

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a morning campfire that finally decided to burn?

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..the four legged boy has a different set of priorities?

..swimming is on the top of the list..he is ready..has his frisbee just within ‘paws reach’..hoping and waiting for someone..anyone?

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..got to eat your breakfast first, Tucker..can’t go till you do?..then you have to wait at least an hour?

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‘Bart’?..he likes to just lay around..

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..another thing on our to-do list was to make sure the water pump was operational.. Doug filled the holding tank and within a few minutes we were good to go..IMG_0996

I think the next priority on someone’s list is to go ‘dry camping’..none of this ‘fancy schmancy’ stuff..

some peace and quiet would be nice..here in this ‘rustic setting’ there is one  screaming child right next door to us.., ATV’s and chainsaws..all in the name of camping in a ‘resort’

…a few signs of Spring?

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…not too many ‘bloomin’ trees..

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..and then there is the daily photo of Blue Lake..

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..next priority for me is to sit and read or maybe knit..Doug has gone fishing this afternoon, Tucker has been swimming so now it’s time for some Me-time!

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..our boy can never get too much swim time in..here he sits waiting patiently for his Dad to return..

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..willing the fishing to end..

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..finally the last swim of the day..

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..and the one token ‘airborne’ photo…’Air Tucker’!

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..as dinner was over and the campfire was lit..we had some surprise company..Dean and Theresa did the two hour drive  from Maple Ridge and came for a quick visit and coffee and cookies!

nice way to end our Saturday filled with  ‘priorities’!

Friday, March 29, 2013

A ‘Good Friday’

 As the sun came up this morning we were up and outside by 8:30 drinking coffee..

and Tucker was busy being a ‘woodchuck?’

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I took a walk down to the lake.. Blue Lake wasn’t so blue but it was  peaceful and calm..

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..the sky is starting to clear..

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..is that two red boats?

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..a morning to reflect?

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..how about a site ‘underwater?’

No, I think we will stay where we are..or at least ‘Bart’ will?

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Breakfast was a quick meal of English muffins and boiled eggs..

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..and then of course someone was ‘willing’ the lake to come a little closer?

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..so of course,IMG_0956IMG_0955 yet another body of water was added to his ever growing ‘list’..

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…time to blow the dust of the fishing gear?

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..one U-Boat ready to launch..

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..even the line is orange..

Been a long time since a ‘Ninja turtle’ has been seen leaving our campsite..

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Where you going ‘Dad?’..can’t I go too?

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..I can ‘help’ really, I can..IMG_0961  ..fine!..leave me here..

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..I will just ‘chew on the stick’!..

Maybe Mom will take me swimming again?

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..or maybe for yet another walk?

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..the view from the ‘boat’..

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towards the ‘rustic campsite’..

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..a glimmer of ‘silver’..one of the two that made it to the boat..P3299184

..and a splash in the water..

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not bad for the first day out the lake!

Dinner consisted of steak, potatoes and salad..

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and our evening ended with the usual campfire and  our drink of choice..

Tomorrow??…more than likely more of the same!