In April most of the lakes in the hills are still covered in ice so we do a rotation of the valley-bottom lakes first (Kamloops Lake, Little Shuswap Lake, Nicola Lake, Stump Lake, Trapp Lake, Shumway Lake, then move to the lower lakes in the hills. When we paddle the larger lakes, we watch for a day with no wind. Capsizing in cold water is dangerous so we try to follow the shoreline. On this April day there was no wind I launched from Memorial Park in Chase in shallow water and angled across the lake, bearing northeast.
I paddled about 3/4 of the way up the lake, then turned back to follow the shoreline all the way back to the start. Reflections in the water create a type of optical illusion, affecting our innate sense of balance in the boat, especially when taking photos.