O Canada

February 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The world's second largest country, and one I would like to know so much better, especially as my father grew up there.  This was my second visit to Canada, again back in 2003 - yes, I found more old photos - and it was a happy, leisurely trip through on my way back from New Zealand (although I could have foregone the 43 hours without sleep and 9 "lines" in 2 hours' transfer at LAX, when flying in from Auckland and on to Vancouver!).

Takakkaw Falls, British ColumbiaTakakkaw Falls, British Columbia

Thanks to SARS, the tourist numbers were much reduced, which was to my benefit.  If I could change anything, it would be the ability to return to The Rockies under my own timescale, which would allow for more time to linger at various destinations; being on a bus trip understandably meant that there was more of an organised schedule to adhere to.  

Marmot, Barkerville, British ColumbiaMarmot, Barkerville, British ColumbiaIt is the marmot which is thought to have given Whistler its name. Their call is extremely shrill.

Many of the pictures here were taken with the little Fuji FinePix A303.  It is a fantastic camera for still shots and perhaps I should bring it out of retirement.  For wildlife, however, it is not so useful as there is a time lag between clicking the button and the shutter release; animals don't tend to hang around long enough for such slow functions...

Scenery near Banff, AlbertaScenery near Banff, Alberta

One day I hope to return.

Canada photos


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