View from Orchard Golf Club restaurant
The day was warm and the meal was excellent and so we sat for a while enjoying the view from the deck of the reastuarant.
The immediate area in front was one with a small waterfall and stream that wandered away from the building. A little further away the golfers enjoyed some pleasant golf amid the trees. Away in the distance the blue of the lake and even further away the blue/ green of the hillside on the west bank of the Okanagan lake.
The idyllic scene was relaxing enough to spend the afternoon just whiling the time away.
More Okanagan Travels with Gillian
On the beach at Penticton lies the preserved steam paddlewheeler, SS Sicamous which plied the waters of Okanagan Lake for many years carrying freight and passengers. It's open daily to the public for tours.
This orchard just north of Osoyoos was so loaded with fruit that it was falling to the ground in the slightest breeze. I bought a couple of 10 pound cases for a mere $ 7.50 each. Peaches were just coming to market.
These Lapin cherries were on sale at the Cherry festival in the wine museum...they're huge!!!!
This is the tower that makes up the core of the Burrowing Owl Vineyards. The spiral stairway leads from the basement cave/ ageing cellars to the top, 7 stories above for an incredible panorama of the vineyards and valley below stretching to Osoyoos a few miles to the south.
Vineyards on the Upper Bench are irrigated by water drawn from the Okanagan River. The area receives less than 15 inches of precipitation per year.