Sitting by the dock on the Bay.
The day is closing fast as the sun sinks behind the West Bank at Kelowna.
It is time to relax with another glass of wine maybe, to plan for tomorrow or to ponder the happenings of today.
The water is almost calm, the heat of summer is yet to come and the pleasant evening can be passed under the hanging branches of the Weeping Willow tree.
A perfect evening. Best moments are the chance to think over the events of the day, to enjoy them again and think of tomorrow.
Typical view over the vines and across the Lake.
I include this photo under Kelowna, simply because the vineyard is typical of the scenery near that city.
It is a vineyard in Naramata which is also on the east side of the lake but about 80 kms away following the road to get to it. It is actually about 40 ms away but no direct road.
It was connected when the Kettle railway was still operating.
Notices on the Trans Canada Hiking Trail.
"Warnings after the fire in 2003"
Just a little reminder that there is still the possibility that a bear or a cougar may be on the trail as well as you.
"Replace the trestles a BIG project"
The fire in 2003 after a hot summer and a dry period caused much damage to the forest, the trestles and to many houses built among the trees on the heights above Kelowna.
"A valiant effort to stop the fire spreading."
The forest covers the hills to the south and south east and east of Kelowna. The flames were spread by a wind from the west and once started they were almost impossible to extinguish.
"Years to recover from the fire."
As the notice suggests use of a fire retardant may have impact later in the life of the forest.
"All good information about the forests."
Stop a short time and read the signs, that is reasonable since the notices are on the barrier that shows the next trestle is no longer there. You have to turn back any way.
I must also crave your pardon for not having all the notices set up squarely in the camera frame. You could blame it on too many visits to wineries or even to the nervous glances around me checking for bears and other ferocious animals of the forest.