Monday-Windows-PC-Rocky-Mountaineer-1506

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Riding the Rocky Mountaineer was one highlight…

…we were looking forward to during

our visit to Canada in 2018.

 

 

 

Being a once in a lifetime adventure,

we opted for the Gold Leaf experience.

 

 

It was so worth the extra cost incurred.

For readers who haven’t experienced

the Rocky Mountaineer,

Gold Leaf cars are on the left of this image.

The Silver Leaf cars are single level

without the wrap over windows.

Gold Leaf passengers ride in the upper level

and dine downstairs.

Silver Leaf passengers have meals

brought to their seat as in an aircraft.

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Monday-Windows-PC-June-15

Cee-BW-Challenge-Short-Things

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Short things from all over.

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African Dung beetle has a load

which is taller than it is.

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Stamen and leaves win the

height battle over the bee.

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A baby which is bigger than most,

but still has many years to go

before it can look mum in the eye.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Short-Things

Black_White

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Long-Things

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Long things from all over.

Burj Khalifa,

Dubai.

Rocky Mountaineer…front end.

Rocky Mountaineer…back end

 

Just had to include the tallest animal

in Africa.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Long-Things

Black_White

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FOWChallenge-Glitch

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glitch

a sudden, usually temporary malfunction
or fault of equipment.

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A severe bump in the tracks during

our Rocky Mountaineer journey…

…left a bit of a glitch in the interior ceiling

of our carriage.

Soon remedied by a tall passenger and a clenched fist

placed firmly against the offending pieces

of carriage lining.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Glitch

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One-Word-Sunday-Curve

 

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curve

a line or outline which gradually deviates
from being straight for some or all of its length.
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Parallel curves

 

 

White line curves

The Rocky Mountaineer negotiating one of

many curves during its journey

to Vancouver.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Curve

Tuesday-PC-Wk195-Transport

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transport

take or carry (people or goods) from one place
to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship.
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I guess bicycles do…

…transport rider from beginning to end.

Port Phillip Geelong-Melbourne Ferry.

 

 

Dubai railway.

Melbourne to Geelong train carriage.

The front end of the Rocky Mountaineer

transporting us back to Vancouver.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Odyssey

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odyssey

a long wandering and eventful journey

I am inclined to suggest that any journey

originating in Australia and visiting

the northern hemisphere

could be described as an ‘Odyssey’.

Last year’s travel to Canada took us about

16 hours flying time to reach Vancouver Island

to the start of our Canadian/Alaskan adventure.Falling snow on the Columbia Ice-field was

an event we had not counted on.

Our sled ride on the Mendenhall Glacier was wonderful.

Followed by the Red Carpet treatment

when boarding our

Rocky Mountaineer

Gold Leaf Carriage.

 

 

 

Our Final day, not included in the tour,

was a visit to Wiseman,

a very small township

inside the Arctic Circle.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Odyssey

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Great-Outdoors

 

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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

New Zealannd’s…

Mount Ruapehu,

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. 

Stunning views

 

From

Sausage Tree Safari Camp…

…we were able to admire the Drakensberg Mountains

and enjoy a drink  or meal while doing so.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  The-Great-Outdoors