White Lake
On 10 April 2003, Evalyn Wood, Kelly Wood and I spent a day in the White Lake Area south of Penticton, British Columbia.  We first visited the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) which looks rather out of place in this somewhat remote valley.  The radio antennae are certainly neat to look at, but the DRAO's interpretive displays look like they haven't been updated since the 1970's and leave a lot to be desired.

After visiting the DRAO, we hiked up some modest hills near White Lake.  Depsite the desert-like feel of the landscape, we spotted a large number of waterfowl, mostly congregated around a couple of ponds.  Most of the waterfowl present were Bufflehead Ducks, but we also saw a couple of Killdeer and even a Ruddy Duck.  Watching the antics of these birds was quite entertaining.
An astrophysics facility way out here?
Kelly and Evalyn approach the DRAO.
E.T. phone home.
Here are four of the seven 9-metre antennae used in the DRAO's synthesis telescope (ST).
Does it get HBO or the Playboy Channel?
The 26-metre radio telescope used to be the pride of the DRAO until it was superceded by the ST.
White Lake
White Lake
Good Rambling Country
Evalyn, Kelly and Sonny stand atop a high ridge overlooking White Lake.
This is one of the ponds in the area supporting a variety of interesting waterfowl.