Friday, 11 October 2013


Good morning folks.  I have just looked at the time on my iPad and it's 01.56am  with you so it's morning.  Here in Jasper B.C. It's  18.56pm , an it's a lovely day cold evening  only 6c but it's that really dry air that also feels light.  It reminds me so much of when we lived in the south of Germany up in the mountains.  Charlie and I had to laugh we are walking around with our jackets open and everyone else have theirs done up with hats and scarves on too.  We got some looks.

Anyway as some of you already know we had rather a long delay at Glasgow, we were meant to fly out at 09.10 on Wednesday but we eventually took off at 17.40.  It was a long day and a long flight,  we were lucky in the fact that "Canadian Affairs" whom we booked with let the car hire people know that we wouldn't be picking our car up till the next day, and they also booked and paid for a room in a very nice hotel, shuttle bus to take us their the lot.  OkCharlie did go and ask what they were going to do seeing how we wouldn't be landing in Calgary till nearly 20.00 hr and no way were we driving the three hours to Edmonton at the time of night, there first answer was book a hotel and claim off your insurance. They were told no way your fault you pay and fair dos they did.   We travelled up to Edmonton yesterday meet up with Charlies nephew and had a lovely meal.  Then today we set off to drive to Jasper a beautiful run it was too, we did get a shock when we came to a toll at the start of the .national Park and had to pay 16 dollars (£10) OAP rate for the 24hrs we will be here, can you see that happening in Britain in our National Parks??

Anyway this is the view we had coming down towards Jasper.

Stunning mountains and I do wonder how those first people to cross these mountain all these years ago managed on foot over these.
We are off down to Lake Louise tomorrow we were in two minds if to spend two nights here but to be honest it's lovely but it's a tourist rip off ,  lots of gift shops selling the usual tacky stuff. I hope Lake Louise will be better.  We were there nearly thirty years ago and it was beautiful so here's hoping it hasn't been to spoilt.
Any way that's all for now, and thank you for all your comments , sorry if I haven't commented on all your blogs but it's free wifi but not that great, we are lucky here tonight so I will go and see what you all have been up to.

Hazel xxx  


  1. Hi Hazel, thank you for the photo, it looks lovely and your description of the temp is great, just my kind of weather.
    Canada is on my bucket list, I always think of it being very picturesque, keepon eenjoying yourselves, hugs Kate X

  2. Wow!!! Have a great time xx

  3. Hi Hazel this takes me back many years to the late fifties and 1960-61 when we used to live in Canada and go camping in Banff every year. Very happy memories of beautiful sights and very little commercialism in those days! Enjoy your trip! Susan x

  4. You are making me so envious Hazel. Bringing back all the memories of our fabulous Rockies and Canadian adventures - including a bear in our camp site!! Look forward to more. Enjoy your trip. Christine xx

  5. amazing picture Hazel - have a wonderful trip xx

  6. Hi Hazel,

    Stunning picture, luck you, enjoy your time out there. I have never been to Canada but the is where my son hopes to live one day so who knows! Thank you for all the information, looking forward to your next post lol! Don't worry about commenting on post you just enjoy yourself.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Great photo Hazel, shame about the delay but hope you have a lovely relaxing time. xx Flora

  8. Hi Hazel
    Wonderful photo. Im very jealous as I would love to do what you're doing but Mr Duck likes to be beside the seaside rather than scenic inland.
    Glad you got sorted in the end. Have a fabulous time both.
    Ang x

  9. Hi Sis, fantastic scenery. glad you are on the move and enjoying it.
    Hope you are feeling a bit better now.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  10. Hi Hazel, what a beautiful photo! Sorry you had such delays but glad you got there safely in the end..looking forward to more of your trip! Carole Z X