Wednesday: my god this is high!

A very healthy breakfast and away then on the shuttle to Whistler village centre, still amazingly full of bikes!

We also popped into Avis, who had forgotten to give us our sat Nav, with the hire car.   I had failed to notice the lack of it in the car because unlike my Lexus (name dropper!) it wasn’t built in and we really didn’t need it to get out of Vancouver and onto highway 99. So it was only when we arrived in Whistler I gazed at the screen and realised it wasn’t there!  Audley, bless them had emailed ahead and Hamish was already checking one out when we arrived.

A very nice man in the Peak2Peak office exchanged our voucher for two tickets for the Gondala ride and I had to be very brave; I used to get vertigo in my bosses office on the thick pile carpet (Penny Lent.) So with some trepidation I approached the machine and didn’t realise that further up the mountain things would get worse. 😱Mary was as ever busy with her flowers and so was I.

From the Gondala arriving at Roundhouse Lodge, we then took the Peak2Peak, which is a large 1.9 mile span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It’s the longest unsupported lift span in the world and the highest distance above a valley floor at 1,361 feet (415 meters), facts that luckily I only discovered after the event. The two tiny red dots are two lifts and, of course, if you are taking the view you do want to include yourselves, now don’t you?

Great place Rendezvous Lodge, a quick look round and back the other way.

Then a little walk to the open air chair lift and up to Kitkat Summit Snack Shack, which much to my chagrin was closed. I was going to award myself a kitkat for bravery above and beyond.

A quick look round there and back down to the Roundhouse Lodge for lunch. Hurrah. One egg sandwich for me and again no alcohol; hope this doesn’t become a nasty habbit.

A day of heights and stunning views. Whistler village felt very warm upon arrival and bits of my anatomy that had been doing very strange things at last calmed down.  I’ll explain in private to anyone who really wants to know. 😜 Tonight we are eating at the restaurant we could only get into late last night, so didn’t bother……..Rimrock Cafe.

Tomorrow? Well wherever we want.

No selfie stick required!

M & Md 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦


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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

7 thoughts on “Wednesday: my god this is high!”

  1. Hi Malc, no satnav? OMG you could get lost out there, the bears would eat you and you’d never be seen again!

    On my phone I always have 2 satnav apps, Waze and Here We Go. Waze is brilliant it you have access to your data, which presumably you don’t over there in Kanuckistan. Here We Go is brilliant as it allows you to down load off line maps of the area you’re in. I used it a lot last summer in Washington State and it never let me down. It also has walking navigation which was perfect for when I was in Marrakesh back in the spring. A definite recommendation.

    Free download, using your hotel’s wifi, for iphone…

    1. Well, at least it seems OK, now. On the new ones I mean. Cloudy today, Friday. Off to the hotels laundry room. We know how to live. Seems very under used but I guess not many folk prowling around for six weeks. 😀

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