A few photos of memories of my Canada trip last year. It was without doubt a wonderful trip and I would love to do it again. Continue reading Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer
After the tour of the first morning I was treated to an excursion by Rocky Mountaineer to a ride on the SkyTram…..a seven minute journey up a mountain (2,700mtr) to view the “alpine tundra”. Heart in mouth at the tramway end you could then ascend by foot to the summit. Not Moi, it was however an enthralling view of which I hope that you can … Continue reading Jasper, Athabasca to Lake Louise
Well the train left Kamloops to head for Jasper our next destination where we will be for 2 nights, the journey was again comfortable with food fit for a king and wonderful scenery. The trip was topped of when we finally got into the beautiful rockies! unfortunately a lot of the photo’s are though the windows of the train so not as clear as they … Continue reading Jasper
Well at 06.50 we headed off to the station to get the train to Kamloops on the 1st leg of the trip. A most wonderful start to the trip was at the rail station as this was the launch of the season’s trains. Piped on board with the bagpiper and treated like royalty. Soon we were on our way and a champagne/orange juice toast to … Continue reading Rocky Mountaineer Day I
After traveling from Iguazu some 28hrs, i finally arrived in Vancouver. I knew this was not going to be a smooth part of the leg as I realised when I was in Lima that I had forgotten to get my Canadian visa….finally in Sao Paulo with only minute left on the lap top battery I achieved success. On arrival at the hotel I was told … Continue reading Vancouver Day 1
Well folks here we are on San Cristobal Island, the first stop of the tour. We left Quito on a short flight 45min to Guayaquil (a coastal airport) to pick up more passengers for the Galapagos. 1.1/2 hrs later saw us on San Cristobal and the capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the southern tipoff the island. We were met by our guide Ernesto and after a quick … Continue reading Galapagos……….