Sunday, May 2, 2010

Is it a Lake?- Lake Chelan, Washington 2010

(Today's Blog update was inspired by a comment left by Anil on a previous post I did)

  I do love Western Washington, but I must admit there is a place in Central Washington which entices me. Lake Chelan boasts of being 50.5 miles around, according to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. Is this really a lake? Yes, it is!

  Take a boat across the widest section of the Lake and you will be going 1.5 miles. Do you want to try and dive down to the bottom of the lake? You will have to dive 1486 Ft. down. 

  The breath taking view surrounds you no matter where you are on the lake. You see majestic snow capped Mountains peeking down. The hills nearby used to be filled with apple orchards, they now overflow with grape vines.
   Swimming in the clear waters of the lake is very appealing. Water skiing across the surface of the lake is exhilarating. In fact, it is difficult to leave the Chelan Valley with all its beauty. When you are there you  start dreaming about selling your house and moving to this tranquil location. However, when you price the houses near the lake reality sets in as you discover most of the houses right on the lake run a cool one million dollars. Ouch!

  Whether you spend one day enjoying Lake Chelan or one week, you will enjoy every moment of your time there. Unfortunately, all good things do come to an end and then you clamber back into your vehicle and head down the road back to your real life. Remember, the same road which takes you away from Lake Chelan can just as easily bring you back!


  1. Very beautiful pictures. Specially 2nd and 4th. Nicely written description.

    I been to Switzerland and people say Washington is pretty like Switzerland and now I see why.

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I live on the East Coast and am always amazed by the beauty of the water.

    Good luck with the blogathon! I'm also bloggin' everyday. Surely keeps you on your toes!


  3. This sounds great! I love Washington, and was just saying to friends yesterday that it's one of the places I would really love to live. Thanks for the great post!

  4. What lovely pictures, Anjuli! I'm not surprised the houses on Lake Chelan are so expensive, but it sounds like a beautiful vacation or day trip spot. Thanks for introducing us to it!

  5. I had never heard of Lake Chelan. Thanks for the introduction. Here on Cape Cod we have kettle ponds, created by a glacier. People always think they are lakes at first glance.

  6. A- yes it is gorgeous here. I've never been to Switzerland, so I'm not sure about the comparison. I do know I love it here.

    Rachel-Good luck on the blogathon as well. I'm heading over to your blog right now to cheer you on :)

    Joan- I can definitely vouch for Washington State (at least Western Washington) as being a great place to live.

    Jen-Glad you enjoyed the pictures!

  7. Alexandra- many parts of the lake have been created by glaciers- I'll have to do more research to see if this really constitutes a lake, as its name suggests.


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