Tag Archives: Spray River

Canadian Rockies: Climate change

I haven’t been coming to the Canadian Rockies long enough to know what the norm is in terms of weather.  So this is a snapshot looking back 5 years. In the UK we have ‘weather’, pressure systems blown in in … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Winter trails around Banff.

Before I turn my attention to Greece, for those who may be interested in following them, below is a summary of some of the walks I did during my recent visit to Banff.  They were tracked using the ‘Endomondo’ app … 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: 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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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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