Dear Reader, thanks for visiting “Life and Random Thoughts” today.
Travel back in time with me to just a few weeks ago, before this cold snap – it’s Zero degrees today, then it was warmer. It’s mitts and toque time now ♥
Thinking of you I took some pictures a few weeks ago on a walk on the KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) pathway. Click Here to find out more about the pathway. This pathway is on the north end of Penticton overlooking the Okanagan lake.
The area where I intended to walk was closed off for half the day due to a movie being filmed.
More on movies in case you are interested; A feature film “Change of Pace” staring the Will and Grace actor Eric McCormack has been filming all over Penticton lately. Eric who?? – click here
I am looking forward to seeing this movie as so many local spots will stand out and be recognizable, the high school, the SS Sicamous etc.
Actually lots of movies were being filmed up the valley this year, including a Christmas movie filmed during the summer in the town just north which is named Summerland. It was interesting because the Summerland downtown core has a Victorian theme and it was all decked out in Christmas decorations for night filming mainly. It was a “Hallmark” movie – I love those easy to watch movies, my confession to you.
I lost my thought track for a second; away from movies and head back to the walk pictures with me okay. I distracted myself, LOL.
Moving away from the original walking spot on the KVR I just went a few kilometres north to walk and I took some pictures for you. That area is vineyards, and looks down on the Okanagan lake.
In the background you might see Giant’s Head mountain which I climbed 37 times this summer. It’s across the lake and directly above my head in the photo below. We walked to the very top and looked around and down the valley each time. Each time was an accomplishment for me, believe me. Those walks, the hummingbirds, the view was amazing.
Click here to see the view.
Then later that day near sunset I went to the south end of Penticton and Skaha Lake. The film crews surprised me as now they were set up to film there next. I took some more pictures for you.
The film crew had decorated along the lake walk so it looked like the finish line for a Can-Am marathon. We do have a lot of running events but none of them are named Can-Am (short for Canadian-American I am confident). Notice the banners which were there for a week and then returned to the usual Skaha lake banners, in another post I will share walkway light banners with you. ♥
If you would like to know more about Penticton – Click here.
Thanks for going back in time with me a few weeks.
I hope you enjoyed going on a walk with me. If you come to Penticton you can drive to these locations in minutes and see them for yourself.
I love how the Skaha lake was calm that day and it’s close to home and often the location we choose for a walk. Today it is whitecaps and windy!
Thank you for your interest in my blog. Please share with my your thoughts and suggestions- David
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Loaded vines! I assume they have been harvested by now. It’s cold in northern New Mexico, USA, too.
Quite a bit is left on the vines- when the weather is really cold , minus 12 or more for more than a week then it is picked for ice wines.
What a beautiful area thanks for the escape.
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It would be fun to see a movie where a piece of a place you love is being filmed ~ wondering how it will be used 🙂 Great photos, and as with your weather, we are experiencing the same here…autumn and it feels winter is knocking on the door.
I really enjoyed reading your note today Dalo. You understand completely. 5 degrees today, glad it warmed up a bit today. – David
I had no idea so many movies were being made up there, but I can see why. There’s so much charm in Summerland and other places, and wonderful scenery.
I have been surprised also. My father in law before retirement worked on movies from Kamloops to Osoyoos!
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I love the pictures and taking a walk with you. I am putting Penticton in my list of stops in my blog tour! It will happen one day 🙂
37 climbs!!! that is awesome!
Blessings to you! ♥♥
Oh that is a wonderful idea – a blog tour! I love that vision. ♥