North of the Kootenay Bay ferry landing and beyond Riondel is Garland Bay Rec Site. This large open beach on the east shore of Kootenay Lake would be the place to relax.
There was plenty of time to observe our home territory from the other side. Mt. Buchanan Lookout is visible to the naked eye. The path Bjerkness Creek takes to Mirror Lake can be recognized. Today from Garland Bay, Kaslo appears insignificant. But to David Kane’s well-trained eye in 1887 the site was ideal for a town with prospects. To the south for miles would have been a low lying bench of harvestable timber.
We snagged a civilized camp spot adjacent to Bernard Creek. The sound of its rushing waters was soothing. The view from the camper’s back door provided a glimpse of Trafalgar Peak centered in the Bjerkness Creek draw.
This idyllic setting prompted us once again to give thanks for where we make our home.
Sunset enlivens the night sky and brings to mind a favorite childhood camp song. Day is done. Gone the sun.