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Banff, Canada: Sunshine Coast

Back in The Canadian Rockies. It’s great.  Snow piled high along the sides and centre of Banff Avenue, the main street, scraped there early morning by snowploughs, a lot more moved out-of-town on huge trailers.  Still leaves a layer 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: snow good, I’ve got to go back

At the end of my last post on the blog I wrote:  ”It is this extra dimension to winter in the Rockies which makes Banff unique, which makes me want to return”.  I didn’t realise then how soon. I flew … 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: the Wow! factor

“Wow!”  The Canadian guy in the seat next to me on the packed 15.30 bus coming back to Banff from Sunshine let out an involuntary exclamation of appreciation as we rounded a bend in the Trans Canada Highway and yet … Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast in the Canadian Rockies

The sleep I was looking forward to when I finally arrived in Banff wasn’t refreshing.  I had temporarily forgotten that sleeping at altitude (albeit only 1400 metres) messes with my sleeping pattern.  The lapse of memory was only short lived.  … Continue reading

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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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