Friday, 30 November 2012

Canada - Emerald Lake

Don't need to say much about this place!
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Canada - Spiral train tunnels

They've made a nice little tourist attraction here with information boards and a great viewing platform.
We were very lucky as a train arrived very shortly after our coach dropped us off!
Here's the train track just to the left of centre.
The tunnels were built to overcome the steep gradient of the track.
The train enters the mountain, loops round inside the mountain, and emerges some feet below the entrance tunnel.
Here's the train entering the tunnel...
Here's the train leaving the lower tunnel exit.
As the train can be two miles long it can be seen entering the tunnel at the top as well as leaving the tunnel at the bottom! Amazing.
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Canada - Lake Louise

Here we are at the spectacular Lake Louise.
Yet another Fairmont Hotel.
It's big!
View from the hotel terrace.
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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Canada - more scenery!

Couple of photos taken from the train.
On one of our coach tours - this is a wildlife overpass on the motorway.
All the roads are fenced to protect the wildlife and these overpasses are also fenced.
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Canada - never give SWMBO the camera!

Here's SWMBO's attempts at photographing a chipmunk - enough said...
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Monday, 19 November 2012

Canada - Banff Gondola 2

There's two ways down from by foot which looks a bit alarming?
And the 'conventional' way down...
Guess which one we took?
Back in Banff "High Street".
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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Canada - Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola is a cable car up the mountain...
Weather station on a neighbouring peak which you could get to by a walkway.
View back down to Banff town.
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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Canada - Bow Summit

Travelling between Jasper and Banff.
Bow Summit Lake.
Again, caused by the silt in suspension in the water.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Canada - On the Columbia Icefield

Here's one of the specially adapted vehicles which take you on the ice.
The glacier.
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