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Blue Sunday

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I was listening to North by Northwest on CBC Radio Sunday Morning and Sheryl MacKay asked people to post what the weather was like in their area and what they were planning to do this Sunday morning.  I thought "Why not." and posted "In Kelowna it's blue as far as the eye can see, which will be even farther once I reach the top of Knox Mountain this morning."

Looks like I was right.  Here are some pix of Sunday Hike #5:
 Along the path to Paul's Tomb
The hills are alive with Arrowleaf Balsamroot
 At the 2km mark looking towards Vernon
 Pitou LeChien and Maximus Decimus Meridius
 Sunday sail near Riverside Forest Products
Along the Pavilion Trail.
The dogs and I did the 9km hike in about 2 hours while hubby golfed.  I later learned that Ms. MacKay read my comment on air, so I can add NXNW to the CBC radio shows I've been on, or been mentioned on.  So far I've been quoted, performed on or been played on Hot Air, Radio West, Daybreak, After Hours, Ri…

Canyon Falls From Above

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My first Okanagan hike was with a group that meets weekly to hike or snowshoe Okanagan trails depending upon the season.  I was in my mid 40's and I'm fairly sure that other than my hiking partner, the rest of the hikers were well over 65.  We climbed for a couple of hours, up a steep trail that overlooked Rose Valley. I lagged behind all the way.  Even the guy who'd recently had a heart attack was far ahead of me. 

Last week while searching for a Sunday hike I stumbled across a great online source called Hiking Addiction.  They reported their members were in their 20's, 30's and 40's.  Remembering my first hike, I joined the site because I really think they needed to have some members in their 50's and up, representing the grey haired set.

Hubby planned to golf Sunday morning and Hiking Addiction helped me find a hike shorter than our last few, that ended at Canyon Falls.  Mid afternoon, we took the round about route starting with hike along our dog favo…

Dominica: Nature Island of the Caribbean

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Anyone who blogs knows how time consuming it is.  Believe it or not, it can take upwards of four hours for me to get a post online and even then I still have typos or bad grammar yet to be discovered.  Those four hours aren't always spent at once but it all adds up.  I enjoy the process of blogging and it's a way to share my life and photos with family and friends.  I'm getting the impression that my demographic has changed and I'm curious about it.  If you fall into the family/friend category, I'm hoping you could send me a quick email - readshooze@gmail.com .  Thanks!

In the meantime, here's a few photos taken in Dominica, the lush island we visited for the last week of our vacation. As I said on Facebook, it's like they took Wells Grey Park without the mosquitos  and dropped it into the Caribbean, giving it warmer temperatures and more beaches.  It's a beautiful green island full of waterfalls, forests and jungles.  It's not very developed and t…