Monthly Archives: February 2014

From the Canadian Rockies to Greece: looking back, moving forward.

It’s tempting to keep looking back to good times but there comes a point when attention has to shift in order to move forward.  I had a great time in the Rockies, skiing and walking some of the winter trails … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Flashback in Sundance Canyon

The skiing and trekking in the Rockies are finished now and I’m back home.  But there are still a couple of things to write about. Beginning with my jaunt to Sundance Canyon.  I went there first in January 2011 after … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: to the top of Sulphur Mountain

During the last 10 days or so of my stay in the Canadian Rockies I decided to concentrate my efforts on trying to improve my skiing.  With fresh falls of snow the conditions changed from the ‘hard-pack’ with which I … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: history, bio-engineering and a strange world of ice and steam

The principle legacies of what is now known as ‘The Cave and Basin’, the location of the original Banff thermal springs, are not insignificant.  They include the town of Banff itself, Banff National Park, and the other 42 National Parks … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: icy river, twitching senses

Apropos nothing in particular, but just a piece of trivia, geographical nomenclature, which weevilled its way into my brain,  I don’t know why it is that in the UK the convention for naming rivers is to call them “River Something” … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: sundog days

I spend long periods in the summer in Greece, walking in the mountains.  Preparations for the day typically consists of donning a pair of walking sandals (hence my avatar), lightweight shorts and a relatively fresh T-shirt.  Dehydration is the main … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: the icy expanse of Vermilion Lakes

Come Saturday and after 5 days of skiing, thigh muscles starting to rebel,  I was ready for a break.  So after an annual ritual of a large celebratory Melissa’s Breakfast with my daughter and her husband and waving them goodbye … Continue reading

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