January 30, 2020.
Dark sky over Okanogan Lake seen whilst walking on a cold, cold day last January in Peachland.
There is a long pier by the beach. The pier has public binoculars with which to view the chilly landscape. Permanent percussion instruments decorate the pier, drums and xylophones. Even banging around for awhile doesn’t warm us up. The boat launch sign but nobody is out on the water.A frozen totem pole queries us as to what we’re doing outside on such a cold, cold day.Good question. We retreat to the Gasthaus Restaurant in the tiny town that fronts the beach. The restaurant even has a lit fire. They serve up Steamworks Flagship IPA, one of the best craft IPAs in BC right now. And French Onion Soup, a perfect lunch after a short January walk. This was the day after the first case of coronavirus arrived in BC, but at the time we had no idea about how much it would change everything, and how quickly the opportunities to visit friends and eat out at restaurants would be stopped short…
More of the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whilst Walking.
I love snowy landscapes so I am so delighted every time someone posts some cold wintry shots for me to drool over.
Covid has indeed changed our world to the point of being surreal. Next year the madness may end.
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The best part about being out in cold places is when you get to go inside to somewhere warm and have soup. A friend and I were discussing this and we decided that soup is one of the joys of winter!
Defintely. Soup or hot chocolate.
I remember a wonderful cold, cold Christmas in the Okanangan!
That was the best! Skating, skiing, wild tiger print Christmas presents (or was that later?), staying in the cabin!
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