I am not sure what was more exciting, flying in a helicopter for the first time or finally venturing out towards the mysterious Rattle Snake Island... just kidding, the chopper was hands down the coolest thing ever. We decided to go doors offs, which absolutely kicked our flight up a notch.
There is nothing more exhilarating than the wind blowing through your hair, while the sun in shining on your face and simultaneously creating the most beautiful iridescent sheen over Okanagan Lake. We really could not have chosen a better day for our adventure with Ikon. Our pilot, Ricky was a complete gem – he was friendly, accommodating and most importantly, very knowledgeable which set our safety concerns and fears at ease.
We were able to relax and take in the vast scenery, completely engaged in our surroundings which enabled us to fully enjoy the beauty from a bird's eye view. We landed on a picturesque mountaintop directly across from Peachland. I could not have felt more full until our gracious pilot explained our reasons for being at this prime location – It's a view you cannot find from any mountain top in Kelowna. I felt so honored to have a master of their craft share their secret of the sky with me.
Naturally, we packed a bottle of bubbly because.. well, why not. It was the perfect addition to our perfect afternoon. Keeping with the local theme, we packed along a bottle of sparkling from our previous day of wine tasting. From the rich winemaking soil to the open blue sky I was overwhelmed with our local beauty and richness. An experience I believe many would love. Now call Ricky and scratch that one off your bucket list!