We flew back to Canada on June 28th and will be around for a month or two. Primary goals are to spend time with the kids, visit friends in the Okanagan and to complete various photography assignments. Our flight connections were okay but not perfect. Copenhagen via London and Montreal to Vancouver. By the the time we reached London our Montreal connection was in jeopardy and we were transferred to a direct flight to Vancouver. Bingo.
We spent the first week with the kids. A couple of days with Mik in Vancouver and then the long weekend with Mik and Emma on Vancouver Island. We were late booking and accommodation for the Canada Day long weekend was challenging. We settled for a glamping spot (glamorous camping) in Lake Cowichan near the river. It proved to be perfect. The weather was colder than expected but we did hop in the river once or twice. The guitar and ukulele came out and we cooked tasty meals over the fire. Nothing beats spending time with the kids.
After the long weekend we were Okanagan bound and we spent a week with the Fanfanis. Wonderful to have friends where you truly feel at home. It was the final week of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. I don't think many had foreseen the final outcome, which we won't mention in this blog. Being back in Vernon also meant various service checks for the body and soul. Chiro, physical and massage appointments where booked and I started my photography projects as well. It is a strange and almost surreal feeling to be back in Vernon after 9 months away. We could easily get swooped up into the busy lives we once had here. We noticed quite a few changes in town. New developments and stores have popped up everywhere. We love the nature and enjoy the company of our friends but have not missed the summer traffic.
The photos are from a trip to 100 Mile House where our storage is located. We made a swift trip up to sort out a few details. We grabbed our bikes, swapped a few clothing items, dropped off our winter tires and had a fresh set of summer tires installed. Now we are all set up for more road trips. We are currently staying with our friends Ross and Amanda who have a place with the best possible view of Okanagan Lake. I will make sure to post a shot or two.
We posted photos from Vancouver Island on Facebook, so this post concentrates on the the drive between Vernon and 100 Mile House. I really enjoyed the landscape photography. It's an even split between colour and monochrome.