Monthly Archives: January 2013

Survival: skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey

A small part of the church service which I went to in the Banff Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning was to exchange with the person next to or close to you something which you regarded as a  blessing during the … Continue reading

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More Rockies Rambling around Banff

On Sunday I had another day-off skiing, went to the morning service in the local Presbyterian Church of Canada, a building shared with the Korean Presbyterians, and then in the afternoon set out to walk the trail to Sundance Canyon.  … Continue reading

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Rockies Rambling around Banff

Though the sight of the deer carcass on the frozen river was a sobering reminder that the Canadian Rockies are not just picturesque and benign but are nature in the raw (the previous blog post), Thursday’s rambling along the Bow … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: where wildlife is red in tooth and beak ….. but it’s all a matter of perspective

Enlarge the images by left-clicking on them Thursday was a day-off from skiing.  But not a day for sitting on my backside or mooching aimlessly around the shops as some seem to do (generally spouses here with significant others who … Continue reading

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Confessions of an inadequate skier

And so to the skiing.  Up at the Crack of Doom on Monday morning (05.30) in order to make an 06.30 start for the 2 hour journey from Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway westward past Banff and then to … Continue reading

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Calgary: from the Eddie the Eagle to the Stampede via Downtown by Barry Skywalker

On Sunday my hosts, proud Calgarians, took me on a tour of the city.  As I have said before, although brought up in a city I’m not a city person.  But I was very impressed with Calgary. Until now the … Continue reading

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Following the sun: from the M25 to the Trans Canada Highway

Quick shower at 05.00.  Good strong cup of coffee.  Last things stowed for travelling and just after 05.30 we were heading north up the A21 to join the M25 heading west in light rain and heavy road-spray, Gatwick-bound.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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