September 11, 2009
Friday morning I got up early and went on a nice long walkabout. Two plus hours! First over to the beach, to the end of the marina, then back along the lakeshore, right to the SS Sicamous (walking – balancing! Working my mid-section muscles! – on the curb from The Peach end to the Sicamous end), through the Rose Garden, and then south along the east bank of the channel all the way to the Green Road intersection.
Crossed the highway there, then walked alongside the highway in the ditch, until I came to the big “meadow” just north of Industrial Avenue. Walking across it, I saw lots of birds (including grouse) – and a big buck with a nice big rack and a doe.The buck was jumping around, then lowering his rack and charging against some bushes, and shaking his rack against them, over and over. He was only maybe 20 feet from me, not aware I was there. When he finally spotted me, he stared and I stared back for quite a bit – and then he ambled off.