Photo Call!

I finally managed to find some time to sort through the photos I’d taken during the trip. So many … it was hard choosing which ones to put in the album to accompany this blog.

You’ll find a brief description with each photo. Here’s the link

Journey Through The Rockies

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Chateau by the Lake

Today we had a half-day visit to Yoho National Park, taking in some of the highlights, before travelling on to Lake Louise by coach.

Emerald Lake was probably the highlight of the morning and very aptly named. The colour and the stillness of the lake made for some excellent photos with superb reflections of the mountains and vegetation.

There were some other photographic highlights to the morning including another bear sighting and an American robin which we don’t see in the UK.

We arrived at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise early afternoon. A very french sounding name and impressive building. Maybe my primary and secondary schooling of french will stand me in good stead here? On second thoughts, maybe not!

Lake Louise is surrounded by soaring peaks, with the Victoria Glacier and it’s emerald water, it is one of the most stunning sights in the world. Our room, on our one night stay here, will look out onto this stunning lake – I can think of no better sight to wake up to. Well, maybe aside from my dear wife’s face, of course!

Tomorrow we move onto Jasper by coach, stopping en route, to explore the Columbia Icefield.

We are back on the Rocky Mountaineer on Wednesday, so the food pictures will return. You have been warned!

Trip of a Lifetime!

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to visit Canada and particularly the Rocky Mountains. I never got around to organising a trip it but I finally made the effort this year. And what a trip it should be!

I’m taking my wife, Susan, along with me (naturally) and we will travelling on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer through the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountaineer, is a Canadian tour company, they offer various rail trips aboard their luxury coaches through Western Canada. The trip starts and ends in Vancouver.

We spend a total of five days on the train stopping off at various locations and will have the opportunity of visiting natural sights in those areas. Our stop-off points will be Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper. Quesnel and Whistler.

Some of the sights we will visit en route include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Yoho, Banff and Jasper National Parks. Aside from those there will be the breathtaking scenery to take in as we wind our way through the Rocky Mountains.

The whole trip will last a fortnight and we also get to spend a few days in Vancouver, exploring all that city has to offer. To say we are looking forward to it is an understatement and it certainly is one to tick off our bucket list!

We start our journey in May and if you want to follow us on our Journey through the Rockies, I will posting a day-by-day blog update, together with photos. Whilst, I’ll endeavour to post updates en route, some of the postings will probably be when we return to the UK.