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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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Waaay back in the 1960s 

Simon & Garfunkel penned and/or

at least sang these lyrics:

… Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow 
I am a rock
I am an island…

When I read this week’s theme I could only think

of being covered by a blanket of snow this week.

Temperatures forecasts for the week were 

33, 37, 27, 33, 29 and plunging to 22 on Saturday.

We certainly had our 33 today (Monday)

and may get some relief on Wednesday.

But roll on  Saturday.

At least I can gaze upon these images of

our visit to the Athabasca Glacier/Columbia Icefield

last June and remember.

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On the Columbia Ice Field’s

Athabasca Glacier in June…

I learned just how slippery icy snow is.

Going up was no problem.

I gave a wide berth to the youngsters playing

near the Canadian flag.

However, I had ‘Seniors Moment’ on the way down

and forgot about why I went wide….

and yes it happened.

Just as well my gluteus maximus is well padded.

My camera was not hurt just my pride.

😀

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FOWChallenge-Ingredients

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Scenes like these…

tree branches covered with snow…

capped off with falling snow were 

the perfect ingredients for…

for our visit to Canada’s

Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.

Just perfect…

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Ingredients