This week I am working in the Okanagan Valley of BC. Oh it is a tough assignment LOL A string of lakes from one end to the other. I drove from Victoria on Saturday. This would be a holiday trip for many - start with a ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands, a bit of a tangle through Vancouver admittedly but then into the green of the Fraser Valley, up into the foothills and a spectacular drive through the mountains on the Hope Princeton Highway, down into the spectacular Okanagan Valley. I didn't stop and take pictures, thought I could pick up better ones on the internet. I will take some on my way back. Before moving to Victoria, we lived in the Okanagan and in fact this where my mom, brother and I settled from the US.
On my way to Vernon, I stopped just between Kelowna and Vernon to take this picture of Kalamalka Lake. Phone camera but still captured the clouds reflected in the water.
I have based myself in Penticton for most of the week. Here is a commercial shot which shows the hotel and south beach area of Okanagan Lake, which I believe is the longest of the lakes.
This end of the lake is one of the few breeding areas for the Hooded Merganser duck, they are a common sight here and attract quite a number of "birders".