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Old 09-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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September trip to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

Just returned from a great four night stay in Okanagan Lake Provincial Park. Things we enjoyed:
  • Wonderful full moon
  • Lots of colour from blooming sage and sumac
  • Pleasant temperatures
  • Plenty of campsites available
  • Generally dry, with a touch of rain which freshened everything up

We had enough sunshine for our solar system to keep the battery fully charged, and the recent water pump silencing modification worked pretty well. Altogether a nice trip.

More photos here: Okanagan Lake Campsite Sept 2013 - a set on Flickr
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Lovely pictures Brian!
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As usual great pictures.. Always so nice to see.
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Thank you Jan and Paul and Anna-Marie!
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Nice shots Brian.

We have not been to that site since the kids were little, about 20 years ago. It was so darn hot, we were glad to have a site beside the lake where we could dip every once in a while. When going through Osoyoos on that trip, it was 42°C.
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Nice pictures! Brian, did you stay in the North or South campground? We spent 4 nights in July at the South campground. We liked the CG and the whether was nice and hot, but July was really really busy. The campground operators seemed to have no interest in following rules relative to numbers of tents or vehicles on each site.
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As a fellow photog, loved your photos. Took a look at the Port Towsend set (very nice) as we will be stopping there after we pick up our Escape from Tammy and Reace.

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Just returned from a great four night stay in Okanagan Lake Provincial Park. Things we enjoyed:
  • Wonderful full moon
  • Lots of colour from blooming sage and sumac
  • Pleasant temperatures
  • Plenty of campsites available
  • Generally dry, with a touch of rain which freshened everything up
We had enough sunshine for our solar system to keep the battery fully charged, and the recent water pump silencing modification worked pretty well. Altogether a nice trip.

More photos here: Okanagan Lake Campsite Sept 2013 - a set on Flickr
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Nice pictures! Brian, did you stay in the North or South campground? We spent 4 nights in July at the South campground. We liked the CG and the whether was nice and hot, but July was really really busy. The campground operators seemed to have no interest in following rules relative to numbers of tents or vehicles on each site.
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Thanks. We were in the north campground, which has widely spaced sites on rows at different elevations running up from the lake. The south campground has closely spaced sites on level ground beside the lake, with some sites with their own beach. When we were there the south campground was about 75% full while the north campground was perhaps 25% full. We much prefer the north campground.
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As a fellow photog, loved your photos. Took a look at the Port Towsend set (very nice) as we will be stopping there after we pick up our Escape from Tammy and Reace.

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Wow! Coming all the way from Maryland to pick up your Escape?

Port Townsend is one of our favourite places to visit. There are many beautiful old buildings and an active historical society, many interesting shops and unique businesses (for example a world-class violin bow maker!). A very active artistic community. The wonderful Wooden Boat Foundation. Easy access from Whidbey Island on the Coupeville - Port Townsend ferry or by road from the south. We have usually camped at one of several excellent state parks on Whidbey Island (Fort Casey, Fort Ebey, Deception Pass) or near Bay View near Mount Vernon and taken a day trip to Port Townsend. There is lots to see on Whidbey Island also, and we have been there often.
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Thanks again Brian for the great pictures!
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