Sun Peaks Lodge
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By the time we had packed up and taken lots of photographs it was a bit later than we had intended. Our first stop on the road was at the town of Golden. We had a wander round and crossed the river back and forth by the impressive covered, wooden bridge of which the townsfolk are justifiably proud. We joined Canada Day celebrations , wandering …
... seeing the sign (the salmon are here". Meaning the spawning salmon from the pacific ocean have travelled thousands of miles for at least six weeks to spawn, definitely no fishing as even throwing a stone in near the fish attracts a $5000.00 fine.
Stopped at a nice little bakery for smoko then onto Sun Peaks ski resort where we are in for the night, Not a lot here.
Off tomorrow to Whistler.
... pack. Pretty soon, you're hauling 40 pounds of stuff up and down a
mountain just to get an chilly uncomfortable night's sleep and a
herniated disk.This was the year I threw it all away. Not
literally, just the sleeping on the ground hauling my stuff on my back
parts. I bought a big tent. I got the idea from seeing a canvas safari
tent that I could actually stand upright in, with a queen sized bed,
sofa and a pot belly stove. OK, Maybe I saw it ...
Thursday was spent in the coach going from Whistler to Sun Peaks. The scenery we went through changed so many times it was really hard to believe. The road was very windy and I do not like windy roads when I am not behind the wheel. So up to the front of the bus I went or my fellow travelling companions may not have spoken to me for the rest of the trip. Anyway was the best seat in the house because I was able to truly take in the magical scenery that we journeyed through. We ...
... 12 of these trains just today.I loved the colours of the containers, the coal cars ,the oil tankers against the green fur trees running on the rail line above the green river below such a wonderful contrast of colour, beauty everywhere. Around 5pm saw us into Vancouver,after the 2 days on the train many farewells from a very friendly train staff we were once again ushered to an awaiting bus which took us to the Fairmont ...