Road Trip – Hydro-Therapy

All photos taken on September 25, 2021 at Patricia Lake Bungalows.

I fell easily back into my mountain morning routine of sauntering down to the dock to see what was shaking at the lake in the morning. This morning was overcast and a bit dull, but the bright pops of colour provided by the aspen and birch trees helped to brighten up the scene. If there were others contemplating the lake, I did my best not to spoil their reverie.

Hydro-Therapy ©

Patricia Lake

brings a strange sense of calmness.


water craft rental at PLB
the dock shows that the water level here is still very high
what kind of day would the weather bring?
new snow adorns the mountain peaks
a bright spot at the end of Patricia Lake
peaceful view
Pyramid Mountain
full on autumn
a time for reflection
a strange absence of water birds at this time of year
the long look toward Pyramid Lake Road from the dock
water still covers the lower dock area
view to the far end of the lake

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

31 thoughts on “Road Trip – Hydro-Therapy

    1. A cottage at the lake would be a great childhood memory, for sure. It would be great waking up there. That is the way we feel about PLB. They are very strict on their quiet times here, so everyone can hear nature. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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    1. The only pity is the terrible damage done to the lodgepole pines by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Hopefully in a few decades, other tree species will take there place and it will be evergreen again. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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      1. Absolutely! One time Mum said a nurse was walking with her and the nurse said it’s great to have the view because it helps you process things that you can’t put into words. Mum loved that nurse for other reasons too, but especially her wisdom!

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  1. Fantastic photos! The lake is beautiful and serene even on a cloudy day, Allan. Just a few hours at such a scenic spot can change anyone into a different state and let all the stuff at work and home slide away and before you know, you’re in the moment, you’re in the present, you’re not ruminating about the past or anticipating things from the future. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Mountains and lakes lift the spirits and refresh the soul. So glad we could make this happen. How is your weather in Ireland right now. Hope your week is going well. Allan


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