Thursday, 19 January 2012


When visiting Salmon Arm between Christmas and New Year we were treated to visit to a couple of wineries in the Shuswap area.

This photo of Salmon Arm is down at the bird feeding area adjacent to the wharf and CPR railway tracks.

A similar view more to the right, i.e. from Don and Carol's house looking toward Mt Bastion on Shusway Lake with the wharf being on the left out of the photo.

Don drove us all to Granite Creek Winery (website here) in Tappen for a visit and a chance to buy some bottles.

Despite being mid-winter they were open for business and very welcoming. We spent an enjoyable hour hearing the story of the resident golden retriever's encounter with a cougar. (There is a photo of this dog on their website.)

While being the most northerly winery ... on the continent? ... (Latitude of Tappen is 50° 46′ 59″) located in the Shuswap which is adjacent to the Okanagan Valley (north end) in British Columbia, they also have become a source of interest because of this dog's adventure.

He went missing one day and despite searches for him he came back 4 days later injured with a missing ear (if I remember the story correctly) and teeth marks about him. He survived and is bounding about the place ... much to our amazement!

No comments: