Swiss Village Inn
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... about two things – more on that later.
Actually, more on that now. Cheerios for breakfast is not ideal given that our rafting adventure started at 12 and finished at 3pm – no time for lunch and cereal was not going to be enough to keep us going through cold water and intense activity. So we breakfasted at the golf clubhouse round the corner. While there, we realised that it’s a beautiful course, does rental clubs and ...
... chilly so were glad of a brisk pace. We stopped to admire a couple of ground squirrels by a bench. We only saw one to start with but the other popped out of a hole, fascinating! We crossed a bridge across the fast flowing river and headed towards the base of the Falls. It was very impressive, tall, with spray rising up everywhere. So many beautiful sights!
Back at the car we drove back to Lake Louise and parked at the ...
... had incurred. What better way than tourism. National parks had been successful in the US and so a posh hotel and hot spring was built and called Banff Hot Springs Reserve and later Rocky Mountain Park and finally Banff. What remains today is a rock tunnel leading to a ...
... where we decided that long trousers were necessary. Ha! Screw you mozzies. We powered through the itchy pain and ventured out for the second time. We reached another lake called Lake Minnewanka (yes, pronounced Mini-******!). Even with the slightly unfortunate name, it was a very beautiful lake. Jeff decided to attempt some skimming stones... after 30 minutes, and "just one more" on several occasions, he reached a grand total of...4. Bravo.
... but there was hole in a cloud that let through the last sun light. It lightened the valley with warm sun setting yellow color. It was all golden.
To climb 500m on 2.2km it took us 50min. Excausting. Well the way down was not much faster. It got dark and we had to watch out.
The story behind the grizzy that may have watched us happened actually the next ...