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  • Day154

    Ab ins Weiße

    January 6 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Nach fast drei Tagen durchgehende Fahrt kam ich dann gestern endlich im Big White Ski Resort an.

    Von New York hatten Marie und ich einen Flieger nach Toronto genommen, wo wir hätten umsteigen sollen. Marie ging es garnicht gut, doch wir hatten es bis in den nächsten Flieger geschafft, als ihr gesagt wurde, dass sie wegen ihrer Krankheit nicht mitfliegen dürfe.
    Da ich jedoch zu meinem Job musste, flog ich alleine nach Vancouver und Marie verbrachte die nächste Nacht im Krankenhaus um sich durchchecken zu lassen.
    In Vancouver fuhr ich zu Stefan, wo ich versuchte mein Zelt und den Kocher an meinen Rucksack zu schnallen und fiel dann nur noch ins Bett.
    Am nächsten Tag sprang ich um 6 Uhr aus dem Bett, um meinen Bus nach Kelowna zu bekommen, wo ich 9 Std später ins Hostel eincheckte. Ich hatte eigentlich ein Bett in einem 8-Bett Zimmer gebucht, doch bekam dann ein 4-Bett Zimmer für mich alleine, wo ich ins Bett fiel.
    Gestern stand ich dann wieder früh auf, um ein Shuttle den Berg hinauf zu bekommen. Ungefähr eine Stunde später kam ich dann im weißen Big white ski resort an. Ich checkte ein und bekam ein Zimmer in meiner ersten WG mit momentan 6 Leuten. Ich teile mir ein Zimmer mit Luke aus Australien.
    Ich verbrachte den Tag um anzukommen, mich auszuruhen und machte nur einen kurzen Trip mit der 3 min entfernten Gondel zum Zentrum des Resorts.
    Heute war dann mein erster Tag des Trainings zum Hotel Housekeeper. Die beiden Managerinnen brachten die 6 Neulinge durch den Theorie-Tag, mit einer Std Mittagspause im Restaurant. (-50% Mitarbeiterrabatt) Anschließend bekamen wir unsere Arbeitsklamotten und jeder wurde seinem Hotel zugeteilt und dem jeweiligen Supervisor übergeben. Renee zeigte mir kurz das Chateau Big White und stellte mich einem Teil des Teams vor, bevor ich für den Tag entlassen wurde.
    Nur heute hatten wir 30 cm Neuschnee, weshalb wir momentan ca 2,5m Schnee vor der Tür zu liegen haben.
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  • Day7

    Lost Lake Trailspass & Kamloops

    September 7, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Die Wetterlage hat sich leider immer noch nicht geändert. Hartnäckig liegt der Rauch in der Luft, weshalb es keinen Sinn macht, ganz nach oben in die Berge zu wandern. Wir mieten uns deshalb zwei Fullys und geniessen den Morgen am Lost Lake mit Biken. Die Trails lassen keine Wünsche übrig und machen riesen Spass. Wenns doch nur bei uns eine solche Vielfalt an Trails gäbe... Am Nachmittag gehts weiter nach Kamloops, ca. 4 Stunden nord-östlich von Whistler.
    Einen kurzen Zwischenhalt machen wir beim Joffre Lake. Eine traumhafte Kulisse, wie sich der Gletscher im Wasser spiegelt. Nicht auszudenken wie es bei schönem Wetter gewesen wäre.
    Danach wirds karg und die Orte werden immer trostloser. Die Landschaft erinnert uns an den Wilden Westen, wir fragen uns was die Leute hier den ganzen Tag so treiben.
    Noch vor der Dunkelheit treffen wir auf dem Parkplatz einer Mall in Kamloops ein, welcher uns heute Nacht als gratis schlafplatz dient. Wir möchten doch auch einmal das Walmart-Overnigtht-Feeling spüren, auch wenns bei uns die Aberdeen Mall ist.
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  • Day14

    Day 10: stop in Kamloops

    April 23, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Recovering from the night before and enjoying the exquisite Canadian cuisine at Tim Hortens 🍩🍪🥐🍯🍔🥓🥞☕️😵

    And I figured, I dont like that we are heading to the west. It means we are going back to Vancouver what also means we are heading back home soon 🙊Turn East again?! 🔙Read more

  • Day18

    After Banff

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Our stay in Banff was very short, a quick trip to Tim Hortons for breakfast and we decided to hot foot it back to Yoho National Park, the home of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake.

    We started the morning, with a cold but pretty trip to Johnstone Canyon and Gorge. Great coffee at the coffee shack at the bottom. The Gorge was amazing and it was lovely to see such an array of different types and ages of people. walking to the different levels of the gorge. One of the most amazing things was seeing a guy carry his guitar and start to play at the lower falls...

    After this we hot footed it to Lake Louise, Sadly the smoke was still pretty obvious so it was not as pretty as we had thought, but we had a lovely hike up to the Fairmount Lookout followed by a canoe on the lake. Which was truly amazing. We were only allowed out for half an hour due to the lack of visibility but we could start to see the beauty of the area. The evening was rounded off by drinks by the water at our new lodge and then a fab dinner. A truly great day.
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  • Day18

    Day 2 - Yoho National Park

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So after a quick breakfast we set off to walk around Emerald lake, which was really beautiful, followed by a trip, and the most expensive coffee EVER at Moraine Lake Lodge. To think we nearly stayed there.. so glad that we didn't as it was full of people. Both Emerald and Moraine lakes were both beautiful and enabled us to people watch and start to really see the mountains and lakes that we had come to this amazing country to see. The only down side, was that we got so wet, so we had to slowly dry out in our new home.Read more

  • Day18

    Leaving Yoho for Jaspar

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We knew today was going to be a long day, so had plans to make sure that we made the most of it. Saying goodbye to Cathedral mountain was tough so we started it by taking a trip to BC's tallest falls - I cant pronounce the day - so here is the spelling..Takakkaw Falls.. Followed by a quick lunch in Field in the Truffle Pigs deli.. very weird but filled a gap. The afternoon was then spent driving and bear watching along the route to Jaspar .. route 93.. where we saw these babies... Truly stunning scenery and temperature drops, before we ended up in our 1960's bungalow, just outside of Jackson for the next three nights. Mind you at this point I have my head in my second book of the holiday. Tig did say he wanted me to read more... I also forgot that we did two more hikes at Bow Lake and Bow and Peyto lake where we met a few ore friends.. so this may come in two stages of photos..Read more

  • Day18

    Ice Fields

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Up early to travel south back down the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Ice Centre. We did see another "bear jam", but alas too late to see the bear. We arrived at the centre and booked in, after a coffee and rather scrummy cinnamon bun, we went to the bus that takes us to the big wheeled snow buses that take you onto the glacier. Our driver, a young Aussie was as annoying as the 70kph winds that met us on the glacier. Al managed to step out onto the glacier, but Bev stayed in the safety of the bus..... it was too dangerous, people were being blown all over the glacier.
    Then we headed to the glacier skywalk, a glass "bridge" built over the 300m drop below... the first step was weird but both managed to walk the walk.
    We then headed back to Jasper, and Tangle Falls - thankfully much warmer. Dinner at Cathedral Mountain was again super, so super we decided to order a picnic from them for the next day....
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  • Day18

    Kamloops - The return of the Hopkins...

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Okay after quite a few days of radio, well internet silence we have quite a lot to catch up... well that is if we can actually remember. Not sure if that is a sign of old age or the fact that we have done so much in such a short time, including seeing weather extremes from 30 degrees plus to today of biting wind and snow on the top of the mountains. To avoid confusion I will try and update each day seperately. But here are some photos from our drive and early morning visit to Lake Edith, in Jaspar (I think this must be worth some brownie points) , to Kamloops where there are people and loads of cars....Read more

  • Day18

    Maligne Canyon & Lake

    September 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    A overcast start to the day, saw us travel to Maligne Canyon - prior to the hike down the canyon we checked out the café, of course. We both fell in love with a jade bear sculpture.... we enquired the price....$30,000 !!! Apparently it was a David Wang, and the Canadian Government give them as gifts to foreign dignitaries... HM has one so we thought it polite to leave her with the only one in the UK. The hike was beautiful and the canyon so deep, it just showed the power of water. We avoided the "crowds" by walking back via the forest route which was also gorgeous. Back via Jasper, for provisions and a fuel, we found another must do....and it was at the rainbows end, so must house treasureRead more

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