Sunday, September 9, 2012

Alta Lake, BC

This beautiful lake is kept pristine by people who care.
It is full of small sail boats and rented kayaks which go for 15 dollars an hour.

We brought our blow up boat with oars and my son and his friend had fun sitting in the water, paddling to the raft where they could jump off into the cold water.

It took them a while to learn how to paddle in one direction and not go in

I find this boat convenient as
we can pack it up after every use into a small box.
Some of the fish are quite big because of the fish and release laws.

The mountain view around Lake Alta is breathtaking.

You feel the freedom as
people are more relaxed with their dogs and the dogs too are relaxed having freedom to walk and play in the lake.
People bring their children and other peoples' dogs also play around them and every one gets along.
A relaxed happy dog will never harm another person and is free to run away from anything it doesn't like.

This to me, is normal behavior as it should be and it did my heart good to see this.

As was expected we saw many kids on skate boards, roller blades, and wide surf boards you stand and paddle on.

We had a wonderful sunny day to boot and so it was a great way to end summer.
Now it's back to school and work
Back to the grind stone, just as we were getting used to the good weather.



John and Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Along with the stunning location, I think the flag with its bright colors works well in this photo.

John and Ellen

A Lady's Life said...

John and Ellen - That's One thing I love about BC. People here fly three flags. The Provincial the Canadian and the US flag as respect to our neighbors down south.

Peter (Worldman): said...

Water and mountain are fresh air. We have the same settings as you describe. I am livinv close to mountains but because of our lake we are not "locked" in.

A Lady's Life said...

Peter Welcome back Glad you are in good spirits and all is well with you.
We have the ocean here too so we are not locked in either but it's nice to explore your province and see the beauty and there is so much of it.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

This to me, is normal behavior as it should be and it did my heart good to see this.

I love that sentence!

Just as it should be.

Lord, please keep us in your protective wing and reminded in the simple beauty of's scary out there.

LOVE for a great day and week!

Wonderful photo and memories to share.


A Lady's Life said...

Thank you butterfly :)

Lydia Kang said...

It's so pretty! I've always loved my lake experiences on vacation. I'm reminiscing now. :)

A Lady's Life said...

thanks lydia

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. mucking about in boats is just wonderful for kids, and then having clear clean water to jump into and swim around in - such fun - the raft is a great idea.

Cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

thanks hilary