Nicola Valley March 2016

Petr picked me up Thursday 24 March and we left from his place at 4am Friday morning.

Dawn at Kane Valley Lakes

We made it to Kane Valley by dawn – followed two snowplows at the summit of the Coqahalla in the dark.

We spent the morning in the Kane Valley and heard some sapsuckers but were unable to sight any.  We hooked up with Perry there. On to the Pennask Road where we found some Horned Larks and Roughed Grouse.

Petr & Bogs cavorting at the fire pit

We checked in at the Guichon B&B around 6:30pm. Had a great time by the fire pit that evening with Loretta and Craig and enjoyed skewers of salami, onions, red peppers, mushrooms Petr made up and some with Douglas Ranch beef that Craig had made.

One of 3 white lambs – 5 are black

Saturday Petr and Perry headed for the Lac Dubois area west of Kamloops and I spent the day at the ranch photographing and sketching the sheep and lambs. Started a painting of sheep and lambs in the afternoon from photos and sketches.

Enjoying the sun

Bruno came by with Judy’s daughter and child and friends with children and dogs. Oscar spent most of the day with me and only occasionally worried the livestock. I showed Bruno the video of the Roughed Grouse.


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