July 11 To Windermere, bc

imageimageimageThe day started off a little rocky – it was foggy and smoky, from fires, in Jasper, and the Gps was reporting our trip would take 635 km and it headed us north in order to go south to Lake Louise, and eventually to Windermere.  Imagine, in this day and age having to rely on a ‘map’ but that’s exactly what we did.  Eventually the air cleared and and we stopped at a few turnouts and photographed the beautiful lakes, glaciers and mountains of the Columbian ice fields.  Then, we got the gps working properly and discovered our trip was only 395 km and we had lots of time to kill.  We stopped in Golden for a Ranch style lunch and then again in Radium for gas and coffee.  We visited the hot springs but they were very busy so we  tookt our rest photographing the people on the 1 metre diving board.  Our trip ended at Windermere at a B&B that comprised of a beautiful   1887 cabin that has been fully modernized inside.  It is delightful.  The driving today was all the twists and turns you would expect from mountain driving although there was definitely congestion at many points along the route.   At one point, we reached 2015 metres above sea level and the mountain peaks surrounded us from all sides.  We spotted elk today outside Jasper and mountain sheep near Golden.  A reunion with our daughter and her hubby made today’s journey complete.imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage image image image image image image image image image image image

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