Monday, 31 December 2012

Canada - Last Photos

Gas Town in Vancouver.
Steam powered clock!
Nice reflection - I thought so!
Back home to London - first circling somewhere over Watford I think.
Then out to Greenwich before making our final approach.
What a superb holiday - expensive, but worth every penny (dollar?)
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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Canada - Vancouver Lakeside

Conference Centre
Olympic flame.
Revolving restaurant.
It's a large container port as well.
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Canada - Vancouver Bell Ringing

This is the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver where SWMBO joined an evening bell ringing practice.
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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Canada - Vancouver Skyline

Our hotel room on the 14th floor.
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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Canada - Fountains in the Gardens

Wait for it...
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Canada - Vancouver Gardens

We arrived before the first frosts so the gardens were spectacular.
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Canada - Arriving Vancouver

Late arrival in Vancouver due the stop in avalanche alley.
Mostly out of focus - but quite interesting - especially number two?
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Canada - Rocky Mountaineer - Avalanche Alley

Due to high winds we were stranded in 'avalanche alley' as no trains were allowed to cross a bridge over the river.
These wires detect any avalanche and trigger an alarm in the control centre if two or more wires are broken at the same time.
We couldn't move forward because of this freight train in front of us.
After we were hit by falling rocks, the freight train was persuaded to move up a bit so we could get to safety.
Three or four of these curved glass panels were cracked at a cost of around £6000 each.
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Canada - Rocky Mountaineer - It's long...

This shows how long the train is.
We did walk the whole length once, and it was a long way!
Nice paint job?
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