Tag Archives: Bow River

Banff, Canada:  walking on water

I’m back home now but still reminiscing about the trip to Banff.  It was comparatively mild compared to previous winters when we have been there, afternoon temperatures getting up to a toasty -50C though much colder overnight and most days … Continue reading

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Banff, Canada:  The Hoodoos Trail

Though skiing has been the main focus of my visits to the Canadian Rockies since I first came for Christmas 2010 they have always been about more than that.  Especially so since I invested in a pair of ice cleats … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies and Greek Islands: looking back, looking forward

So far 2016 has had its share of setbacks.  A minor viral infection in January which kept me indoors in Banff for two day and impaired activities for the rest of the stay.  A skiing accident resulting in a dislocated … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: last trek, early bath

The shoulder injury I wrote about in my last blog post did not respond to treatment anywhere near as quickly as hoped so regrettably I went for the early bath and flew home.  I guess the body heals more slowly … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: climate contrast

Completing my blog posts about the summer in the Greek islands I wrote about Kalymnos that it was: “only a short stay but a good way to round off the summer and pause for thought before heading for the Canadian … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: walking slightly nervously on the wild side.

Almost at the end of my stay in Canada, on the last of my days off from skiing, I set out to trek along the Bow River to the Hoodoos, thin pinnacles eroded in soft sedimentary rock. It was 4 … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: A very different walk

Warning: this is long and may get very boring The RCMP officer was polite but firm.  I was on the wrong side of the tracks and I couldn’t cross.  The road was closed and so was the trail which at … Continue reading

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