2016 Kawasaki KLR650 (Model KL650EGF), VIN JKAKLEE15GDA87764, B.C. licence plate W74907, Nina at head of Lane 30 for the 3:15 pm sailing to Duke Point, Vancouver Island, B.C. at BC Ferries Tsawwassen ferry terminal, Delta, B.C., Canada on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 13:39 PDT.

[2010 Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera, s/n 5119118; Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens, s/n 2874760, with 52mm B+W UV Haze filter]

© Copyright words and photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, July 2017

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vacation in Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Part of downtown Kelowna, Highway 97’s five-lane William R. Bennett Bridge crossing the lake to West Kelowna, and a southerly view of Okanagan Lake from Knox Mountain Park on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:14 PDT.

Evening glow after sunset from the balcony of our vacation apartment at 4058 Lakeshore Road in Kelowna on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 20:57 PDT.

Morning view from same balcony on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 08:26 PDT.

Lala and I are enjoying a vacation in Kelowna, B.C., Canada from Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, August 1, 2013. So far, we have visited Knox Mountain Park for a small hike, the panoramic views, and snacking on semi-dry Saskatoons straight from their bushes, tiny dark purple-blue berries, a staple of First Nations people here and in the prairies, particularly the Cree and Blackfoot; a day trip to Summerland, Penticton, and Naramata with the weekly farmer’s market in Summerland (picnic of mennonite farmer’s sausage, Swiss rye bread, and apricots in the nearby park) and cherries, apricots, and peaches from an orchard in Naramata; and downtown Kelowna. I take a quick morning dip in the lake before breakfast and we swim in the lake several times a day; and enjoy good food, red and white wine, beer, coolers, tequila cocktails, coffee, and plenty of water.

Saskatoon is derived from the Blackfoot, misaskatomina or from the Cree, misaskquahtoomina. Other common names are serviceberry, juneberry, or in French, amelanchier. The bushes grow in slightly dry or open forest areas, preferring some soil drainage and sun, and can withstand a bit colder temperatures in sub-alpine regions. Saskatoons have a drier, slightly earthier, yet still fruity taste than blueberries.

[Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera; Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18–55 mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens with 52-mm UV(C) filter; Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55–200 mm f/4–5.6G VR IF-ED lens with 52-mm UV(C) filter]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, July 2013

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