Not much happened on this day as it was just a travel day for us. Since Highway 1 was still closed due to washed out bridges, our 1.5 hour trip back to Calgary turned into a 5.5 hour round about trip back across unknown roads to get us to the airport. We managed to make there with plenty of time to spare, where we dropped of our very dirty adventure mobile for this trip. The mighty Toyota Camry who’s only…
Monday morning we were thwarted every which way we turned to try to get to see some good sunrise photos. The roads (and most of the town) of Banff were still heavily flooded which cut off our likely paths of travel to the good view points. But we made the best of it, the sleep town of Banff down below:
Once again my dear wife dragged us out of bed good and early to catch the sunrise. This time it was the Waterfowl lakes (upper and lower), and it was dang cold! (1°C), but the scenery was beautiful.
Saturday morning’s sunrise found us at Mount Edith Cavell:
We woke up early to catch the sunrise, and much to our surprise, it was actually dry! We headed out to Mosquito…errr.. Pyramid Island to grab some sunrise photos. By the way, sunset is 10:30 (stays light until 11:15 ish) and sunrise is 5:30 (gets light around 4:45):
We woke up Thursday to rain, rain, and more rain with a balmy 6*C temp (about 40*F). Some of the places we visited have had rain every day since 6/2/13. Needless to say the ground was rather saturated which caused us some problems later on. It did dry out some on the next day, but for this day, we were wrapped up in Poncho’s trying to keep dry.
Well we’re doing things a bit differently this year in several aspects: – I’m writing this trip report up postmortem since we didn’t have internet access during most of the trip. So there’s a good chance I’m going to get some places out of order, not that you care, you’re just here for the pretty pictures 😆 – Due to my wife’s condition (Baby 1 cooking) and time constraints, we did a fly and drive trip this year. This means…