Sunday, 31 May 2015


Good morning every one who has called or just looking in today?  Just more pictures of our travels?
We have left Lake Lousie and are now at Vernon, which lies in the middle valley between the two sets of the Rockies.  We were here just for one night visiting one of Charlies half sisters, we went out and had a meal, it was lovely to see them again.

The evening before we left Lake Louise we went out for a drive, it's was a beautiful evening that was to nice to waste sitting in doors.  Yet again we saw another black bear like the one earlier but this one was a big one!
Then just along a bit we came upon these two Dear!
They stayed for a while just watching us.
This next photo is of us leaving this morning and what a gorgeous day it started out being.

We stopped at Rogers pass, the last we stopped here it was that cold my I pad froze and didn't work for a couple of hours, we sat on a bench watching this little chap for ages? 
He was so cute and just wasn't bothered. 
Last ( I bet you are glad)  is what to me could be Lake Windermere at home, this is Mara Lake 

Well that's all for today, we are on the move again later on today. We are heading over the Rockies to Vancouver, for a couple of days.  
Thank you for all your lovely comments, 
I am off to get things packed up ready for setting off.
Take care
Hazel xxx 


  1. Hi Hazel,
    Great photos yet again! Gorgeous scenery and a lovely day to go with it!
    I know what you mean re: Lake Windermere! The snow just makes the photos perfect. Love the deer!
    Safe travel again!
    Love Myra xxx

  2. Hello Sis,
    Wow! oh! Wow! another set of fantastic photos.
    Do you think there has been a "teddy bears picnic" just for you guys???
    The "Deer" photo would make a great topper for a card!!
    Have another good day, looking forward to seeing what that brings.
    Patricia x

  3. Hi Hazel,

    Fabulous photos, do keep them coming, its lovely to see what Canada is like as I shall never probably have the chance to go there.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Morning/afternoon Hazel thanks for sharing your fab photos again it is amazing and the bears are like buses - you wait for ages and then they all come along at once xx enjoy your drive over the Rockies to Vancouver we loved it there although there was a lot of building work going on for the Winter Olympics but I'm sure that will be well and truly finished xx keep the photos coming please xx GailT xx

  5. Wow Hazel you really are meeting all the natives, some absolutely wonderful photography thank you for sharing with us. Now your Lake Mara looks a little like Windermere but boy, it look just like Bassenthwaite Lake which is just a few miles up the road from us where the golden eagles come to nest.
    Have a safe journey to Vancouver keep on enjoying, so pleased the meal went well too.
    Margaret xxx

  6. Hello Hazel,
    What an amazing time you are having as your wonderful photos show. It's so beautiful and unspoilt, I'm looking forward to your post tomorrow.
    Safe journey for you and Charlie - have you seen Nelson Eddy yet??
    Maureen xxx

  7. Gosh you've seen lots of wildlife.....this is so on my bucket list now.
    Glad you are having a super time, one question, can I get in your suitcase next visit?! ;)

    Hugs Erika. x

  8. Wow Hazel, fabulous photos, what an amazing trip you are having. Enjoy Vancouver , looking forward to seeing the next instalment.
    Love and hugs
    Saba xxx

  9. wow - its the third bear Hazel - so fabulous - the scenery looks so amazing! Big hugs rachel x

  10. Some more fantastic photographs Hazel, you really have captured the feel of the Rockies, the action shot of a deer is just fantastic!
    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us!
    Sandra xxx

  11. Hi Hazel,
    Love your photos. Love the black bear, he looks so cuddly.
    Funny how the world changes all the time and I'm not sure it always for the better but wonderful you get to some fabulous places so have a great time in Vancouver, drive carefully.
    hugs Maria xx

  12. Hi Hazel, love your fantastic photos! not sure about being that close to a bear..
    Beautiful scenery..
    Hugs Pam x

  13. Hazel, what gorgeous photos - exciting, too, with the bear. I'm so happy you're having a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the USA. Hope you will have a grand trip, and all the folks that you meet, make you feel welcome. Be safe. TFS your trip. Hugs

  14. Hi Hazel. Your photos are gorgeous. Glad you are enjoying your holiday.

  15. Good \morning Hazel, more fab photos, and another bear, I bet they are magnificent to see in real life. You know I feel as if I'm with you on your hols with these piccies, it certainly is a wonderful country.
    Enjoy your day whatever it is, and thanks once again for sharing your photos, hugs Kate x

  16. Hi Hazel,
    Have just been through your holiday snaps. What a wonderful time you are having. I can't imagine getting so close to a black bear like that. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Margaret M

  17. Hi Hazel,
    Have just been through your holiday snaps. What a wonderful time you are having. I can't imagine getting so close to a black bear like that. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Margaret M

  18. Scarey! I'd be in an absolute panic if I came across a bear Your photos are atunning

  19. Great photos Hazel, love the bear! Hugs Carole Z X