Our plan was to walk along the shores of Harrison Lake. A sign offering a cruise caught our attention. We took advantage of the moment and stepped aboard the Laroan for a 2 hour cruise around Echo Island.
Harrison Lake is at the end of the Fraser Valley, a couple of hours inland from the city of Vancouver. On hot days, the air from the city funnels up the Valley and is trapped by the mountains, creating a hazy smog, clearly visible in these photos.
The colour of Harrison Lake is a beautiful green at present, made so by the glacier water which feeds the lake. The colour is created by minerals ground to dust and deposited by the glacier. Later in the fall, when the glacier freezes and ceases feeding the lake, the colour will revert to blue.
The photo above was taken from the boat, looking towards Mt. Cheam and the town of Harrison. Judy, of Judy's Front Porch shows a different side of the mountain on her blog.
Such a lovely weekend. Relaxed visiting, dinner with my siblings and their spouses at my parents, and a trip to Harrison Lake this afternoon. Tomorrow, we're up at 5 am and heading east - an 11 hour trip in the car. Good thing Tim and I enjoy each others' company!
Mary's Mosaic Monday linky is not yet up, but I'll post this for now and link up later, if possible.