Mountain View Bed & Breakfast
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... way up in the mountains. This lake is fed by glacial melt water which gives it it's blue colour.
We now dogleg back across the continental divide into BC and the Yoho National Park.
We make an impromptu stop at the Meeting of the Yoho and Kicking Horse rivers.
... of Banff town, which had lots of nice houses. And in one of the backyards we spotted a grazing deer. We thought it was domestic at first, because it was completely unafraid of people and continued eating lawn and tree branches without concern. Apparently, this is a normal sight here, because no of the passersby were interested.
Finally, we walked back to the parking lot, picked up the car and drove back to the hotel in ...
... in the clouds of which we were now in to offer some photo opportunities of the glacier before it would vanish again like a petulant child. There was a further 1.5km walk to a viewing platform where a further Three glacial faces should be visible but we opted not to continue as the cloud was so dense and I for one was quite knackered! We took time out to take in the alpine meadow growing all around ...
... we realised it was going to take a LONG time to get out of the car park. So whilst everyone ran for their cars we walked up a hill! It was only about an hour round trip but it was straight up and down a hill to the side of the lake allowing us to look down on the lake and the huge Fairmount Hotel that sits by it. We had hoped the forest we walked up would keep us fairly dry, but we were wrong. The rain eased off a bit, long enough to look at the view and take pics.
We walked ...
... at finally being on our way in our new home for the next two weeks. A quick petrol stop and we were on our way to Lake Louise!
The drive was straightforward – large urban roads with moderate traffic gave way to more rural roads with increasingly impressive scenery. The road, although modest, is the main road north into Alberta (including Banff and Jasper) and on to Edmonton, but the traffic was light and fast-moving. The scenery, as Calgary ...