Saturday, June 18, 2011
Ogopogo - The Okanagan's Most Elusive Resident
Last night I dreamed I saw Ogopogo. He looked just the same as he looked when I was a kid. (I should be honest here; I have never actually seen him live) I guess unlike me he never sags or bags or gets all withered up with age. Lucky guy… Funny, I always think of him as a guy, and always think of him as being all-alone. You never hear about seeing Ogopogo with his family or friends. Anyway, I digress. It was early morning and sunny out and I was perched on him like I was riding a horse. Regally sitting between his second and third hump I felt like a sea priestess as we were smoothly cruising down the lake. At the end of the ride he gently took me to shore, let me off and elegantly glided away.
Anyway back in the day I think he was supposed to be pretty snarky and dangerous but now he’s friendly, a gentle giant as they say. There are copious rumors about him. He is brown or blue or black. He has fins or feet or legs or maybe all three. He has a head like a horse or a sheep or a cow. Possibly he is shaped like a dinosaur or a giant frog or a 20 to 50 foot long 3ft wide snake…but everyone agrees that he has astonishing speed and that’s probably why we hardly ever spot him.
Stay in a Kelowna Vacation Rental and see the Ogopogo statue for yourself.