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Banff, Canada:  ……… and then the hotel burnt down

If I may quote  HMQ speaking on British TV in November 1992, for me and for many others I’m sure, 2016 was an Annus Horribilis, a horrible arse of a year. Returning to Banff in early February to continue to … Continue reading

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Banff, Canada:  A Rocky white Christmas

A change of scene.  And what a contrast. After a journey during which British Airways and Air Canada seemed to conspire to cover themselves with ignominy rather than glory we arrived in Banff a day late and minus three of … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: snow fabulous, snow fool like an old fool

I learnt years ago from white-water and sea kayaking that the most likely time to capsize, become a cropper, was on the flat bit of river after the difficult rapid or waterfall or in the shallows after getting through the … 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: A White Christmas

A bit of a contrast from Greece.  In the Canadian Rockies, in the ski resorts near Banff temperatures dropping to minus mid-twenties overnight, highs of minus 15 in the afternoon. More to follow but in the meantime ….. Happy Christmas … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Blue sky skiing

It hasn’t been blue sky the whole time I’ve been in Banff  but a good number of days have had a good amount of sunshine.  Sometimes that has coincided with very low temperatures when photographing the stunning mountain views has … 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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