Arriving in Jasper signaled the end of our exploration but it was not quite the end of all excitement. We had not booked accommodation and had little idea of where we wanted to stay. Luckily we had Google to help us and we drove around and finally found Bear Hill Lodge, where we stayed for … Continue reading Visiting Alberta Rockies (part 3): Jasper and the wild life.
In my last post, Visiting Alberta Rockies, I told you about visiting Lake Louise. I received a lovely encouraging comment from Alisendopf saying that we had chosen a good time to visit as nowadays Lake Louise is brimming with tourists. We had the Lake virtually to ourselves which would be rare now. You can see … Continue reading Highway 93 is a north-south highway in Alberta, Canada. (Part Two)
Our spur of the moment decision. In October 2014 we were sitting comfortably in our friend’s home on Vancouver Island when Derek suddenly got a spark of inspiration and announced, “since we have 5 spare days before we have to leave Canada why don’t we visit the ice-fields, the Canadian Rockies?” Two things flashed simultaneously … Continue reading Visiting Alberta Rockies (part of the Canadian Rockies)
What is Load Shedding? You probably don’t know what load shedding is if you live in a first world country. Words have failed me in the past but no longer do I want to keep silent. In South Africa load shedding is the ‘turn taking of electricity’ as our country no longer makes enough for … Continue reading Load Shedding: The Consequence of Incompetence.
Visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was a very special day as we had never experienced such views from a suspension bridge before. It is a 140 meters long and 70 meters above the riverbed. My words cannot do this place justice. We met up with a dear friend of Derek's; Hubert was visiting Canada so … Continue reading Rejuvenation in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver
While we were visiting Vancouver Island we took an hour walk around Thetis lake which is made up of two fresh water lakes joined by a narrow piece of land in between and it is located in the Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island. Needless to say, with the forest surrounding the lake, this … Continue reading Thetis Lake
When it comes to travel I love to be in nature most. I enjoy architecture, art, history, and culture, but nature is always what I connect deepest to. I don't necessarily need to know the names of all the birds, animals and vegetation to enjoy it. In actual fact I find the less head knowledge … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Esquimalt Lagoon. (2014)
I have great memories of hiking through this forest and descending onto the beach. The beach itself was a tiny little beach that fostered a feeling cozy privacy. For the most part our hiking group was the only party on the beach. The forest was moist and there were many mushrooms popping up all over … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Mystic Beach West Coast. (2014)
Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 One of the first places we visited was Sidney which is located at the southern most tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula. I am aware that one can do a … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Sidney on Saanich Peninsula (2014)
We had never traveled in Canada before and as we usually travel with local transport to keep our expenses down it was a bit more challenging finding our way around at first. At least all the signboards were in a familiar language. We managed to find the bus station and the correct bus in a … Continue reading Traveling to Vancouver Island (Oct 2014)