BEST WESTERN PLUS Austrian Chalet
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... it was approaching 5pm!!!! Chelle realised that she it was also now only 15 minutes away from her much-awaited hot stone massage treatment so we finally called time on our afternoon's socialising and I headed off to be pampered while Tim tackled the golf courses of the Belfry and Banff Springs.
I then clearly disappeared into a time vortex for the next 2.5 hours...our dinner was booked for 8pm and my hot stone massage ...
... off by watching the Lumberjack show (As the forestry industry was as still is big in the area) were they demonstrate old tree felling skills. Even though it was all scripted it was still full off humour. The 2 guys (One a fellow Kiwi) had competitions including the tree climb, log rolling and the axe chop. After that we went to see the bears which were cool as ...
... to learn that most of them lived in Victoria. Our neighbours had actually parked their RV from April to September at the site and were staying here at weekends. I suppose it is the same as having a holiday home on the coast in the UK the only difference is that they were 'mobile'. But this appeared to be the same thing at most of the RV sites on Vancouver Island, most people lived in Victoria!
We had a relaxing night around the fire and ...
... given a talk on Grizzly Bears and safety procedures. Then the minibus took us to a couple of towers along side the river, with platforms specially built to view the bears. They are designed to be unobtrusive but even so, you would think the bears would sense us and stay. Surprisingly they didn't even seem to notice the towers. The first bear we saw was just a glimpse through the bus window as it crossed the river, and then it ...
... me the way I needed to go, as I was lost. He was nice but veeeeeeeery chatty, but I gave him $5 for his help, even though my destination only turned out to be about 5 minutes away. We had an interesting chat though, and it was nice to have a bit of help after lugging around the snowboards for almost an hour. Currently i'm planning a trip to Mexico for about 3 weeks in March, which should give me some interesting things ...