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Canada

Calgary and Banff

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Hey everyone!
We arrived into Calgary and settled at the airport hotel on Friday. The following day we collected the car and set off towards the Rocky Mountains. We stayed in Banff on Saturday and Sunday nights, enjoying the hot tub during the warm, light evenings and the picture postcard scenery during the days.
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On Monday we drove up to Lake Louise, stopping to see lakes and waterfalls. The whole place is bursting with spectacular views and scenery. The camera has been working overtime!
Today the (very) warm weather broke to low cloud and rain, which has been a bit of a pain but adds some drama to the photos (lucky you, eh!). On the way up to Jasper we drove along the Icefield Parkway, seeing Peyto Lake. And it really is that blue!
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Along the road we spotted some black bears (easy to spot with the tour buses and camera wielding tourists leaping out of moving cars to get a picture - we got ours from the safety of the car)
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Further North the road climbs to the Columbia Icefield, a sprawling set of Glaciers. A huge Snocoach drives you out onto the ice, 1000 feet at it's thickest. Amazing.
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Now we are in Jasper, a little town nestled in the mountainous valleys. It's even further in the mountains, a little less touristy and a little more wild. Hopefully the rain will ease a bit and we can get to see some of it!

Take care all
Dave and Sarah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Posted by davidarow 19:02 Archived in Canada

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