Friday; Just when you thought the scenery couldn’t get any better.

Dinner last night in our favourite Greek owned restaurant. And sorry all Malcolm’s SW chums because I did have an Ouzo! But a baked potato with the veal not fries! Some you win………..

Today was just so beautiful it has caused me once more to run out of adjectives. Breakfast was again at the other hotel and I did try to be healthy and had yoghurt and granola. Rather defeated by the big dollop of cream that they put on top. 😱

The restaurant is where we ate the night before and the manakin was wearing a dress last time we were here. We are back in Jasper because a circular tour seemed to be the best way to get everything into our itinerary that we wanted to do or visit!

Sundog tours picked us up for a ride to Lake Meligne and an hour and a half boat trip. Dave the driver was very jocular; sounded like he came from Liverpool but swore blind he was from Wales. The weather was on the cool side but stunningly sunny and the scenery was to die for; stopping at Meligne Canyon on the way.

We boarded the boat at 11-15 and set off for 90 minutes of utopia in the sunshine.


We were heading for Spirit Island, so called because the First Nation folk treated this place, and still do, as a major link to their past. They hold an annual ‘bit of a do’ to celebrate their historic ancestry. πŸ• We were dropped there and allowed just 15 minutes to inhale its tranquility and peacefulness.

The colours of the water, the blue skies and the light sprinkling of recent snow on the mountains just added to the wonder. We headed back and were spellbound by what we had seen. So lucky, so very very lucky.

Amused at the above because it’s Mary’s maiden name. So back to Jasper and our last night. Past shop windows that made me salivate but I have not been allowed to enter.

Tomorrow we pick up our last hire car and we follow the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. The scenery of today just cannot be beaten, or can it? Watch this space and please do comment, otherwise we feel we are writing this for our own amusement!


Sleep well, sweet dreams. You’ll all be awake before we are, in the UK. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

M & M πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦βš“οΈπŸ¦…πŸ¦…

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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.

20 thoughts on “Friday; Just when you thought the scenery couldn’t get any better.”

  1. Totally agree with Denny re. that last pic – taken by Mary! When will she be joining the Camera Club? It’s been wonderful ‘travelling’ with you. Sad for you that it’s nearly over but glad for me cos it means I’ll see you soon. Rita x

  2. Totally awesome!!! Absolutely stunning, wow. And funny, a colleague from the film posted the exact same photo as the last one on Facebook just a couple of days ago, she’s in Vancouver! Small world.
    Heaps of love travellers!

    1. Thanks Laura! Wi-fi very iffy here! Central casting have a lot to answer for, boy have we seen some sights! And not for sore eyes. See you very soon, lovely lady. Xxxxx❀️❀️❀️❀️

    1. Great! Had trout tonight, so still trying to avoid the fries. Buffets are becoming a pet hate; we should discuss when I get back. Having my hair cut next Saturday……every little helps πŸ˜‰ xxxxxx

  3. No it’s not just for your amusement! It’s been a brilliant travel blog- you should have stayed much longer. Am going to be sorry when you come home. That last episode reminded me a bit of South Island NZ. Back here it’s been wetter than a wet day in Wetsville! Have you booked the next series yet?

    1. Well that’s the $24 million question isn’t it? I am beginning to crave baked beans on toast! And also now, I am beginning to want to look at my own garden but we will have all the great memories and a photo book to plan. M & M πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  4. You’re certainly not just writing for your own amusement!! Love the pictures and the dialogue. It has to be the next best thing to actually being there. Not often do you get all that a scenery and a personal commentary – surrogate travellers! Wonderful stuff.. Keep going both – love it.

      1. Ah, anonymous of Aldershot! So pleased you are enjoying it. Nearly there and normality beckons and a damn good haircut. Must get that trimmed before the next weigh in. Every little helps πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

  5. I hope you have warm clothes with you, Caroline is camping in Banff where it is 1 degree and snowing! We’re currently on a broken plane at JFK although an army of engineers seem to have hit it hard enough with a hammer (the Captain said it needed a percussive repair! ) to fix it so hopefully we’ll be on our way soon. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    On Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 20:33 Malcolm and Mary’s ongoing blog wrote:

    > Malcolm and Mary posted: “Dinner last night in our favourite Greek owned > restaurant. And sorry all Malcolm’s SW chums because I did have an Ouzo! > But a baked potato with the veal not fries! Some you win……….. Today > was just so beautiful it has caused me once more to run out ” >

    1. Blimey! Yes we have, luckily. Lake Louise tomorrow and then Banff! Oh, er, mrs. Hope you had a great time but the travelling hit is always a buggeration. Posh word a chap used on me once to describe a film unit. Collective noun? A buggeration of film technicians. Travel safe. Hope your fence survived the latest onslaught we have heard about in downtown Yateley. Malcolm πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ¦…πŸ¦…

      1. Fence is fine, plane was repaired (rear emergency door was showing it was open when it was demonstrably closed, so they overode the warning system. Gulp!πŸ€”). You’ll love Banff and Lake Louise, two really beautiful spots. You won’t love the length of your grass. Property values declining rapidly! Have fun.

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