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  • Day9

    Uncle Ben

    September 12 in Canada

    Es ist vollbracht!
    Uncle Ben ist nun in meinem Besitz und auf mich zugelassen.
    Der gute hat schon n paar Jahre auf m Buckel aber mit seinen 33 Jahren steht er immer noch sehr gut da. Er hat nur 115 000km drauf und einen schönen V8 Motor mit 7,5 Litern Hubraum. Hoffentlich ist er nicht zu durstig.
    Es ist alles an Bord was man so für's überleben braucht.
    3 Doppelbetten, Großer Kühlschrank, Küche, Dusche und WC.
    2 Mitfahrer hab ich auch schon gefunden, es sind Andreas (ex Lehrling und Arbeitskollege von mir) und sein Kumpel Matthias. Die beiden sind schon seit Mai zusammen unterwegs. Nun werden die beiden ihren kleinen Camper Van verkaufen und sobald das passiert ist mit mir zusammen erst mal in den Norden Richtung Yukon aufbrechen.
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  • Day21

    Icefild Parkway

    September 24 in Canada

    Nach einer Rauschenden Abschiedsfeier am Samstag Abend sind wir dann am Sonntag Mittag Richtung Banff Nationalpark aufgebrochen. Die erste Nacht verbrachten wir auf einem Wild Camping platz kurz vor dem Park. Auf dem Weg von Banff nach Jasper haben wir dann auch die ersten Wilden Tiere gesehen. Ein paar Bighorn Sheeps haben unseren Weg gekreuztRead more

  • Day14

    Bow River

    September 17 in Canada

    Hier am Bow River hab ich zwei Nächte verbracht. Seit Mittwoch bin ich nun auf dem Grundstück von dem Host bei dem meine Beiden Mitfahrer zur Zeit sind. Diese haben gestern ihr Auto verkauft und wir werden dann am Sonntag aufbrechen Richtung Norden.
    Hier sind wir noch dabei an Uncle Ben ein paar Wartungsarbeiten durchzuführen und ein paar Sachen einzubauen.Read more

  • Day22

    Jasper Nationalpark

    September 25 in Canada

    Wir haben die Nacht auf Dienstag auf einem Campingplatz kurz vor Jasper verbracht. Auf dem Weg da hin ist uns auch noch ein Schwarzbär begegnet der ganz entspannt am Straßenrand gefressen hat.
    Am Dienstag haben wir dann noch ein paar stunden in dem Miette Hotsprings verbracht bevor wir den Park abends verließen, nicht ohne ein paar Fotos von mehreren Elk´s zu machen.Read more

  • Day41

    Thanksgiving in Calgary

    October 8 in Canada

    An unserem ersten Thanksgiving hier in Kanada 🇨🇦 aßen wir gefüllten Kürbis und im Anschluss verspeisten wir leckere cupcakes und blueberry cookies, später dann tranken wir echten kanadischen Ahorn Whiskey 🥃🍁

  • Day56

    Two Jack Lake

    October 23 in Canada

    Ich liebe es an schönen Seen entlang zu spazieren. Der Two Jack Lake ist sehr schön. Wenn ich ins Wasser schaute konnte ich die Landschaft sehen, die im Wasser des Sees widergespiegelt wurde. Es ist ein schöner und auch ein romantischer Ort.

  • Day13

    13: Icefield Parkway crossing

    September 17 in Canada

    And it's time to move on again! After waking up in our romantic cabin we ate our breaky and left around 10.30 to drive 350km over the Icefield Parkway. It's an amazing ride through the Rocky Mountains. This road isn't always open because of the weather conditions in the winter. Luckily for us it's still open😊. We started with a stop at a lookout spot over the Athabasca pass. A beautifull spot to look out over the valley and some of the biggest mountains in this area. After this we went to the Athabasca falls with lots of turquoise coloured water falling into a great canyon. We could see that this wasn't even the biggest load of water coming through each year but just one tenth maybe. Time to go a bit further to some more falls, the Sunwapta falls. Also loads of water falling down and a very different view on the side. Then we made a few more stops before we encountered the Athabasca Glacier. A short walk took us almost to the edge of the glacier, where it was really windy and cold, but nevertheless amazing to see. At this point we were halfway through the Icefield Parkway and it didn't disappoint us at all. During this wonderfull ride we went into the next National Park, called Banff. If you would only drive through the valleys it's already amazing, but the stops makes it even more gorgeous. We made 2 more stops at the Parker Ridge trailhead and the Crowfoot glacier and because we would come back later on this week to do a traill here we just kept driving the last part of this road and straight to our Motel just outside Banff National Park in 'Golden'. After arriving we dropped off our bags and went for a great meal at The Taps Pub, downtown. Allthough downtown🤔 a few shops and even less restaurants apparently earns the title 'downtown'... Nevertheless the food and the atmosphere were excellent. Around 20.30 we went to the Motel to blog ;-) and have a good night sleep!Read more

  • Day13

    Johnston Canyon Falls

    July 20, 2017 in Canada

    After our first very busy day in Banff our second day was much more relaxed having breakfast and coffee in town and strolling along the markets. We then ventured out to see the Johnston Canyon Falls! This was a 2 hour trail along the Bow Valley river and was much easier then the hike the day before. The trail went along rock walls above beautiful blue water! If it wasn't so cold we would have loved to go for a swim. At the top of the trail was the Falls and we were close enough to feel the cold mist coming from the Falls. After a quick outfit change we headed into the town of Banff to have a few beers at the local distillery, best beers we have found in Canada so far! We then changed again and went to the hot springs to warm up before heading back to Canmore to make a home made dinner in our beautiful air BnB apartment.Read more

  • Day12

    12: Maligne Lake Snow Challenge

    September 16 in Canada

    So we were in the neighbourhood so instead of taking this day as a day off we did an even more exhausting hike than the day before. 15k (which is 2,5k shorter) but 550 meter elevation was quite a challenge when the trails are covered in snow. We started a bit late since we lacked some sleep and made our own breakfast. On our way to the lake we had to stop ten times for wildlife next to the road, we saw a Coyote running next to our car, Elks, Bighorn sheep and 2 BullMoose showing off. When we arrived at Maligne lake we could jump out and run off to do a short trail and halfway break it off to head to the mountain trail. This was a tough climb since after 30min we tought we were passed halfway easily. We found the crossing that marked half way 15 minutes later... damn we had to climb even more and more... when we passed other coming down we heard it was foggy at the top and the view not so good. Thankfully when we finally arrived it cleared up for 10minutes and we had great fun :-).
    The way down was easier but still a little slippery here and there. When almost back at the car we had a Moose on our road but it left as quick as it appeared. So we drove back to Jasper to have some delicous pizza's and well deserved alcohol. We coincidentally sat next to the 2 Belgian girls that came down the hill and had foggy view. Small world here ;-). After coffee at the restaurant we rode back and encountered countless Elks on our way back to Pocahontas. Amazing country this is. Time for a movie and some wine. Ciao Ciao.
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  • Day26

    26&27: Everyday we're traveling

    September 30 in Canada

    Today we will leave beautiful Nelson and have to say goodbye to our friends. Who took such good care of us during our stay in Canada! We're forever grateful to them, thanks to them we had such a wonderful time in Canada! Our Greyhound bus wil leave at 1855, but you have to be their an hour in advance. So we took it slow. Wandered around in downtown Nelson to do some last shopping. After that I made the last bicycle ride with Nanuk almost all the way to BOB, untill it was time to pack our bags. Which took us almost an hour with all the stuff we got to sort out😅. One last shower and we were ready to leave this wonderful place. We met up with Jane and Jordan at the Subway for a last meal together. Jane drove us to the busstop and since the office was closed (and needed to wait outside) we did some shopping with Jane untill we were ready to say goodbye. Luckily it came a bit earlier then expected! We've found us a good spot in the bus for the 12hour long drive. We will beheaded on our way to Calgary very shortly ;-) so we tried to fall a sleep asap to get in the flow of the Dutch time, to prevent a jetlag.. I slept pretty good due to the narcotics Maris gave me but Maris didn't though (probably used to it).. We arrived in Calgary at 7am and walked to our hotel. It was quite a temperature difference, we were freezing. Lucky for us we could already check in at our hotel. We figured that after so much nature and be thrown back in a big city like this we decided to go to the Calgary Zoo, to see more animals! We finally got to see the grizzly bear, we have been searching for this animal on all our hikes to prevent a dangerous situation and here it was! The male was very big and really you wouldn't want this guy showing up on your trail. Although it was just below freezing point we loved the zoo and got to see a few animals Maris didn't see before in real life, like the grizzly of course, panda and a hippopotamus. When we had seen everything in the park we walked back to the city via some small parks and take a look at Peace Bridge.I had my watch already on Dutch time and it was time to go for dinner, a bit early here, but we wanted to go to bed early. We decided on Sushi which is always a good choice! We started our holiday with it, so why not end with it as well! It was delicious! Too bad both of our phones and the camera couldn't stand the cold and therefore the batteries died😅. Our last hurtle was to get back to our hotel without any navigation, but with a good sense of direction and some logic we found it without getting lost. We took our showers, read some, blogged some and went to sleep for the last time in Canada. Our next night will be up in the air somewhere above the big ocean🤗.Read more

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