Monthly Archives: July 2017

Canada 2017 – Fort Steele to Blairmore, Alberta

24th June, 2017. Another beautiful clear day and a few early morning photos before we packed up to move on. We were once again heading east and I was reading the tourism literature we had collected from a Visitor Centre … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Golden to Fort Steele via Kimberley

23rd June, 2017. After an early visit to the dump point to empty the grey and black water tanks and a quick refuel of the motorhome, we were soon motoring south with no set plan apart from following the road. … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Summit Lake to Golden

22nd June, 2017. Leaving Summit Lake Provincial Park, we drove west towards Nakusp and then north for a couple of hours to reach the ferry crossing from Galena Bay to Shelter Bay on the Upper Arrow Lake. This is said … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Castlegar to Summit Lake via Kaslo

21st June, 2017. Before our departure from Castlegar, Erich had time to take a few more photos. Today’s route would take us to what looked like being an interesting town, Nelson. Along the way we stopped to take some photos … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Osoyoos to Castlegar

20th June, 2017. I was a bit ahead of myself with the previous post and should have saved the photos of the views leaving Osoyoos for this one. Never mind. There is no shortage of photos! Our route from Osoyoos … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Keremeos to Osoyoos

18-19th June, 2017. Having studied the map and making the decision that we would keep heading roughly east, we drove only around 40kms to the lakeside town of Osoyoos, which we quickly discovered was a popular tourist destination. There were … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Bridal Veil Falls to Keremeos

17th June, 2017. Leaving Bridal Veil Falls, we decided to drive approximately 50kms north of Hope to have a look at the Hell’s Gate Airtram spanning the Fraser River. It was a pleasant drive with the river in view for … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Vancouver to Bridal Veil Falls

15th June, 2017. Having finished our time in Victoria we now had to get to Vancouver to collect our rented Motorhome. Again there were a few choices but taking the BC Ferries Connector worked well for us. It was about … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Butterfly Gardens & Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island

13th June, 2017. One of the main reasons for our stay on Vancouver Island was to visit the Butchart Gardens. As we did not have our own transport, we booked a bus tour which also included a stop at the … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Victoria, British Columbia

11 – 14th June, 2017. We flew out of Sitka on a grey and drizzly morning, bound once again for Seattle and an overnight stay close to the airport. We planned to take the light rail, located 3 blocks from … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 14

9-10th June, 2017. A very grey day greeted us and all too soon our cruise was over as we disembarked in Sitka early on the 9th and were transferred to our hotel for the next two nights. Although small, Sitka … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 13

8th June, 2017. Our last full day of the cruise was spent quietly cruising towards Sitka where we would disembark the next morning. However there was no lack of wonderful scenery. We had the most wonderful whale watching experience as … Continue reading

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Alaskan Cruise – Part 12

7th June, 2017. Early in the morning we briefly stopped off at Bartlett Cove to pick up a National Park Ranger and a native Cultural Heritage Guide before proceeding into Glacier Bay, containing 8 tidewater glaciers and a haven for … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 11

6th June, 2017. Next morning we arrived at Alaskan Dream Cruises’ docking facility at Auke Bay across the channel from Orca Point Lodge and some 20km north of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. There we were taken by bus to Mendenhall Glacier … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 10

5th June, 2017 Orca Point Lodge Our dinner this evening was to be a feast of King Crab, Prime Rib with various salads and vegetables followed by desserts and then S’mores cooked over the camp fire. What a view to … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 9

5th June, 2017 continued. One of the pitfalls of writing this blog so long after the event is that sometimes my memory fails me. As it happened, we did have landfall on the 5th. At Orca Point Lodge owned by … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 8

5th June, 2017. Today we were scheduled to cruise Frederick Sound and enter Tracy Arm Fjord with no scheduled landfall. Entering the Fjord we began to see lots of floating ice which only increased the further we travelled. A large … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 7

4th June, 2017. Petersburg Alaska continued. Following lunch on board, the local school bus collected us for a drive around town and to drop us off at the start of the Muskeg Bog trail walk. Emily, our Expedition Leader, guided … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 6

4th June, 2017. Due to our weather enforced itinerary change, we were now a day ahead of where we should be. The Captain, being a resourceful fellow, arranged for us to dock in Petersburg, a town with a rich Norwegian … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 5

3rd June, 2017. Today we were scheduled to visit Kasaan and Thorne Bay but due to gale force winds in Clarence Strait, the Captain had decided to take the vessel all the way around the Behm Canal through sheltered waters … Continue reading

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