As I get older I keep waiting for the “wiser” part to kick in so I thought I would read some words of wisdom that another elder has written.

The book is called “Fishing the Rivers of Time” by Tony Taylor.

Taylor is a geologist and a naturalist who spent a few years in the Cowichan valley, BC, back in 1968. The author had a part in reviving the West Coast trail as well.

He was returning to the valley 40 years later from Australia to meet his grandson for the first time. He was hoping to teach the grandson something about himself, fishing and how life works.

Taylor does a wonderful job of blending his love of nature, geology, philosophy and his apprehension about meeting his grandson.

Here is an excerpt I enjoyed:

“As I lay there in front of the fire it seemed to me there are five things a person could do every day to be healthy, hopeful and happy and I wanted to pass these on to my grandson. I knew I couldn’t just tell him; I had to demonstrate by my example.

First, is to develop friendships. I always smile and greet people politely giving them a chance to speak if they want to;

Secondly, being physically active is always important, for your mind as well as your body;

Thirdly, everyone every day until the day they die should foster curiosity about the world. Doing this achieves the fourth and perhaps the most important thing;

Fourth, is continuing your education throughout your life.

Fifth, is not to think about money all the time. Instead offer help and services to all.

These five things maintain a good mental health.”

Valerie and I have found that volunteering in our community of Peachland has greatly expander our friendships, sense of worth and feeling a part of our community. I think it keeps one youthful as well.

This year Valerie has been volunteering as a leader of a bereavement group at the Peachland Wellness centre, host of a bereavement weekly walk through the hospice society of Kelowna and is a “Caring Clown” that visits the extended care and hospice facilities.

I have been the VP for the Peachland Chamber. This year I will be a Sherriff on the Kettle Valley Steam Train https://www.kettlevalleyrail.org/ride/great-train-robbery/, and working at the Silver Lake Kids Camp http://www.silverlakecamp.net/.

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The Peachland Eagles Nest B&B

The Bald Eagle nests high above the surrounding country in tall trees, close to the water and where they will have a spectacular view.

Welcome ToThe Peachland Eagles Nest B&B

Enjoy your private covered deck high amongst the Ponderosa Pines and breathe in the fresh lake air.

Welcome To
The Peachland Eagles Nest B&B

The immense lake view will captivate you and the moonlight skimming the water at night is magical.

Welcome To
The Peachland Eagles Nest B&B

The Eagles Nest is a place to fall in love, relax, think or plan your next year’s goals.

The Bald Eagle nests high above the surrounding country in tall trees, close to the water and where they will have a spectacular view. This is some of what we offer you at Peachland Eagles Nest B&B®. Enjoy your private covered deck high amongst the Ponderosa Pines and breathe in the fresh lake air. The immense lake view will captivate you and the moonlight skimming the water at night is magical. Come and enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Central Okanagan.

The Peachland Eagles Nest is a place to fall in love, relax, think or plan your next year’s goals.

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The Eagles Nest

The property its self is very interesting with its many changes in landscape and views. There are many large Ponderosa Pines on the property. The two homes and RV site sits by themselves and are very private. There is room for ample parking by the cedar split rail fence. There are hiking trails just minutes away up on the next ridge. Watch for the local herd of Black Tail Deer and black bears moving up through our property from the lake to the park on the ridge above. There are many birds flitting about in the pines.

There are 3 options available, the Treehouse Suite, The Orchard House, the Blue Horizon Suite. Each with their own private deck and entrance. You can rent one or a number of the accommodations. If all were rented then the Peachland Eagles Nest B&B can host 15 people, more if you bring an RV.

If you are renting either of the Treehouse Suite, the Orchard House or the Blue Horizon Suite there is space for short term RV and boat parking upon request.

Peachland

The Peachland Eagles Nest B&B® is located above the lovely little town of Peachland in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Lake, beaches, wineries and tours, festivals, concerts, boat races, fine dining, ski hills, bike terrains, zip lining, ATV tours and more are just the beginning of what our community has year round for people of all ages. Three world class ski hills within 1 to 1.5 hours’ drive during the winter and Okanagan Lake to enjoy during the summer. And don’t miss the wine festival and all the ripe fruit you can pick.

Peachland is the only town on the Lake that retained its beach front. You can walk the length of the town on the Heritage Walk along Beach Avenue. This gives you a chance to stop for a coffee, choose a restaurant for lunch or dinner, which includes the famous Gasthaus or visit and our great little hardware store, Peachland Gallery in the Old Schoolhouse or one of the boutiques.

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