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Swuswap Lake - 2011-07-24 to 31

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Hey gang,

We just got home from a week long trip to Shuswap Lake, BC. From where we live, it's about a 5 hour tow over the mountains.

Here is a quick map of the area --> CLICK FOR GOOGLE MAP <-- I also added some pins to the map showing where we stayed each night on the lake.

We had a great week. Weather was 'fairly' good. A few overcast days, a few sunny and clear days, and little to no rain.

As an added bonus...one day before we left, both CJ and I received our new LifeProof Cases for our iPhone 4's, so we were able to use our iPhones underwater...pretty cool.

Here is a YouTube Video I made underwater!

And as always, we took a whole bunch of photos...so, here they are:

We made it on the water...yay (that's our friend's SeaRay who joined us for the week)

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Heading out on to the lake from Sicamous, BC

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Looking back towards Sicamous, BC

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Here's where we anchored for the first night...

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Our friend hooked a nice log on his anchor when we went to leave in the morning...

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Our second night, we decided to stay on Neilson Beach. Neilson Beach is the one spot on the lake where the Park Rangers ignore the 11pm 'quiet time' and a lot of Houseboats pull on to this beach and party.

The downside of Neilson Beach is that there is a lot of garbage and debris on the beach and under the water (as you can see in the video above).

Anyways, it was a fun night...

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Playing a game of Uno...

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Good times!

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Our third day on the lake took us up the Seymour Arm. Another friend joined us for the day with his boat and we were able to take in some wakeboarding.

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Day 5 took us down the main arm of the lake towards Celista. This arm of the lake is where all of the private cabins are located as well as the Provincial Campgroud...so this arm is very busy and also does not contain a lot of secluded areas for dropping an anchor. CJ has some family in Celista, so we stayed on a friend of a friend's mooring over night. It ended up being a little windy that night and there was no protection...so it was a very bumpy and not much sleep that night.

Here's some shots heading down Seymour Arm...

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Day Six, some more friends joined us, and we anchored in a cove in Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park. Our view straight across from us was Neilson Beach (where the Houseboats go to party).

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A lot more Houseboats there this night than the night we stayed there (Monday vs. Friday, makes sense)

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I make FIRE!! :-)

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Great pics and vid as usual. Looks like you guys had a great time. The one thing I noticed with the underwater shots is the amount of trash on the bottom. Does'nt anyone clean up after themselves?

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Day seven...

There are all of the Houseboats leaving the beach...

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We also departed and made our way into the fourth arm of the lake, Ansty Arm. We found another nice cove to anchor in for the day & night.

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A walk on the beach..

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Here are a few other random shots from the trip...

Our new teak table!

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L'Atatude from above water...

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L'Ataude from below water...

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Floating store and gas station on the lake...

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Floating pub...

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A picture of myself underwater...

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Was messing around with my camera and snapped this picture...

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Beautiful ... the NW has a kind of beauty that hard to find anywhere else.

Looks like you guys had a blast and really great relaxing time off.

Thanks for sharing ... :)

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I liked the fire pit under water in the video.

Yah, me too. We saw this in numerous locations. The lake is a good 6 to 8 feet higher than normal.

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BEAUTIFUL as always, thanks for sharing yet again! Glad to see you guys put that horrible FIASCO behind you and you're out enjoying that beautiful scenery!

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