House Boating in the Shuswap

This years house boating trip in the Shuswap presented a few surprises for us. The weather wasn't really all that great and ten minutes into our trip the motor quit on us. We had waited for our boat to get ready for a couple of hours so it was a bit disappointing to just float around out there so quickly after "setting sail". Speaking of setting sail. Well, there are or course no sails on these luxury boats. The house boat features all the amenities and comfort we have at home such as a full size kitchen with stove, fridge, dishwasher and micro wave. Stereo system, flat screen TVs, showers, BBQ and of course a hot tub on the upper deck. Who wants to suffer at sea.

As a result of the broken engine the first night we had to be rescued and were pushed to shore near Sicamous. Dinner preparations started immediately. Russ cooked up a delicious salmon and the boys built us an impressive fire. David generously shared his rum and Russ and I took turns on the guitar. A fabulous evening. 

The guys at Twin Anchors House boats were super about the whole break down and very apologetic. They brought their top of the line replacement boat the next morning. This boat was even better and nicer than the last one and moved swiftly up the lake upon our command. We had a great day on the lake and stopped for a short hike to Margaret Falls. 

The ritual from the first evening was repeated with an equally great dinner and cozy time by the fire. We did go for a few swims despite the rain and dark clouds which followed up where ever we went. As an exception to the bad weather on the last day we had a great sunrise. Unfortunately the sun hid behind the clouds before the first cup of coffee was consumed.    

Thanks to everyone for another great trip despite the few hick ups.  

All photos in this series were captured with the Fujifilm X100s and X-Pro1.