Thursday, July 2, 2009

Canada Day at Banana Island on S. Thompson River

It was a gathering of family and friends on the beautiful sunny day to celebrate July 1. The flags were there as were several hats and garments with the maple leaf brightening up the beach.

Our grandson models his hat

There are a few locations along the shore of this small island so that we were able to have a private location to ourselves and others were doing the same on the other side.

Early evening sun shines down on Banana Island
 Banana Island is located east of Kamloops, B.C. on the S. Thompson River. It is a small provincial park, the only amenity is an outdoor toilet but that is a welcome sight when one spends the day here.

                                      The island offers some pretty views across the river. 

                                                                      A Kekuli
There are several kekuli, pronounced kickwillie, on Banana Island. They are the remains of an undergound house or storage built by First Nations people. This example would have been for storage, but there are some larger ones that would have been a family home.

Peaceful South Thompson River

Boat crosses the South Thompson River over to Banana Island
Trains and boats are a common sight from the shores of the S. Thompson River, Kamloops, B.C.
Happy Canada Day


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