This initial blog is a brief overview of the whole trip with very little detail and few of the approximately 2000 plus pictures taken
I hope you will return to read in more detail of our travels and travails along the way.
It all started about 18 months ago when the idea of a motorhome trip through the Rockies was mooted by our friends, further investigation revealed that we could also add on a cruise to Alaska and therefore travel by land sea and air all on the same trip.
We flew to Vancouver, a city of skyscrapers and stayed on the 29th floor of one of its smaller buildings but with a view of one of the bays to see our ship come in!
|Vancouver from the Volendam|
The cruise was excellent, good food, good company and the scenery magnificent, the weather was very good too, allowing us to see amongst other wildlife, seals, whales, bald headed eagles to name a few, all in their natural environment.
We had a day or two in Vancouver on our return which gave us time to see some of Vancouver including visits to Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park.
After three days on the Island including Victoria Day, a Public Holiday, we headed back to the mainland and along the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler a one time home of the Winter Olympics and the proper start of our RV journey to the Rocky Mountains.
|24ft long but the width is the issue really|
Totem poles carved by the original inhabitants of this country now known as the First Nation.
One of many many waterfalls
3 Humming birds on a feeder
My wife reflecting!
Snow capped peaks rising from the forest of pines.
A small part of a quite stunning waterfall which I will show in a later blog.
Heavy cloud but still beautiful
Slowly losing his winter coat
Over the next few weeks I shall write a series of blogs breaking down our trip and showing a lot more photo's on the way, I hope they will be of interest to you. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to comment via the comments boxes below.
The photographs in the series of blogs are not necessarily the best photos of a particular animal, bird or place but will hopefully draw you to my photo account at ipernity.com where you will find my photos. Ones of Canada and Alaska will be in a Album called for want of a better name Canada and Alaska!!