Two continents and one island this week.
A scene from Day 2 of our
Rocky Mountaineer Train trip
to Vancouver, June 2018.
Whistler ski slopes, Canada, June 2018
Across the Pacific Ocean
and much closer to home is
which is an active volcano
in Tongariro National Park.
New Zealand’s North Island’s major ski resorts
and only glaciers are too be found on Mt Ruapehu.
Across the Indian Ocean is the Mt Sheba Resort.
And a not too long drive from Mt Sheba
is an area known as God’s Window.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp…
…we were able to admire the Drakensberg Mountains
and enjoy a drink or meal while doing so.
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
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.
The Rocky Mountaineer.
Two days of travel through glorious scenery
with first class comfort and service
back to Vancouver.
the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.
However, it was the only way we could
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.
Sunshine is involved in my ‘whites’ this week.
Sunshine on seagull
And again the sun was shining on
Whistler’s snow fields
twelve months ago today.
My surprise post…
…comes from Blue River,
As we were getting fitted out with our safety gear,
MGW looked at the girl fitting her,
the girl looked at MGW…
…and both came to the realisation that there
had been student/teacher relationship
a few years earlier.
Don’t know what happened last week.
As we left Vancouver Island…
we stopped at the town of Chemainus…
to view its famous Murals.
….before catching a ferry to
the Canadian mainland.