Hubby and I have always enjoyed combining exercise and fun with the exploration of our beautiful province. We’ve hiked, biked, strolled and kayaked through some exceptional scenery. This year, our priority is to seek out a different local gem every weekend.
On a warm, sunny day at the end of March, we kicked off Sunday Funday by taking Roxy and our grandpuppy, Daisy, to the waterfalls at Mill Creek Regional Park. Our oldest son and daughter-in-law had their wedding photos taken at that picturesque spot, but for some reason, in all the years we’ve lived here, Hubby and I had never made it out there.
We enjoyed a pleasant stroll along a gurgling creek.
Being so early in the season, the waterfall was rather gentle.
Roxy, my wee blind princess, wasn’t too keen on being put on the ground for a photo.
Daisy, on the other hand, is an enthusiastic little hiker.
We didn’t venture off the main trail (which isn’t strenuous, with a gentle elevation and few stairs), or go much beyond the waterfalls. Perhaps we’ll go back one day to see if other parts of the trail prove more challenging.
The following weekend brought us to the Oyama Isthmus between Woods and Kalamalka Lakes.
The isthmus will one day be part of the new Okanagan Rail Trail. CN Rail is currently doing remedial work on the area, such as removing the track ties.
I’ve often wondered how many steps we log on our various outings, so picked up a free step counter from Special K. It’s too big for my wrist, but works well on my ankle. Hubby thinks it looks like I’m wearing an electronic monitoring device. Oh well.
Kaloya Park is a little gem located on the Kal Lake side of the isthmus.
A path circles the entire park, and I wish we’d walked more than just a small part of it. Up above is a grassed area, perfect for picnics.
This little cove is beyond gorgeous, and we intend to explore it with the kayak later this summer.
We spent our second Sunday Funday in April at Glen Canyon Greenway on the Westside.
Most of the greenway trail is gentle and meandering, and the inclines have sturdy stairs.
We had great views of the waterfalls from the bridge crossing Powers Creek.
There are more trails up above the bridge, but we only took a quick peek before making our way back across.
What a great and varied start to our weekly outings. I’ll share more Sunday Funday photos in the weeks to come, as the fun continues to roll along all summer long.