Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017 Osoyoos, BC to Quesnel, B.C.

Osoyoos is on the southern edge of the Okanagan Valley and Lake Osoyoos.        This valley is the warmest spot in Canada during the winter months.  It is an ideal spot for all kinds of fruits and grapes.  Fruit farms, orchards, and vineyards are everywhere around the lake.  They have numerous kinds of apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, blueberries to mention some.  One of the towns is called “Peachland”, so you know what they grow! We saw red, purple and white wine grapes as well as table grapes. They had large terraced areas, large orchards/vineyards on plateaus at the top of cliffs, trees or vines are planted wherever possible.   
Morning view from our balcony

Vineyards and Orchards

Notice how the trees are prunned

The Lake/River in the center of the valley

White table grapes under netting

Notice how close the trees are planted

We drove north on Hwy 97 until we reached Peachland. We loved this valley, but decided to leave the valley as there were a lot of vehicles and people (holiday weekend). We drove west on 97C, across several mountains ranges on a 4-lane highway.   What a change of topography. 

Newly cut hay

We are continuing north-northwest in BC. toward Prince George.  Tonight we got to Quesnel and found a motel here.   

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