Darrell Bay

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  • Day5

    RV Cruisin' begins

    April 28 in Canada

    Well after months of planning and well over 12 months of working and saving the dream of RVing through the Rockies begins.

    It’s our first day of cloud and rain... and we are OK with that! The morning started slowly, with pack up done, breakfast completed and a taxi ride to the outskirts of Vancouver where the RV was waiting for us.

    For the nerds... it’s a Ford F-350, a small V8, 5 berth vehicle that is 7m long, 3m wide and 3.7m high. Comes with A/c, heater, generator, separate shower & toilet, full fridge and microwave and plenty of bits and pieces for eager campers.

    Took us several hours to do the prep but finally we were on the road, immediately got lost twice. With the marriage still in tact we renavigated our way to our very first Walmart, a combination of Woolies, K-Mart, Big W etc.

    With rain dripping and clouds descending we found our way onto Canada Highway 1, heading west to the ocean and then north to Squamish for our first night only to the greeted by a rapidly overflowing Shannon Falls, right next to a cloud covered Sea to Sky Gondola.

    The evening was filled with setting up camp, seeing the falls and then settling our gear into the RV.

    It’s fresh outside, still raining, but absolutely delightful. Both of us are loving our new Merrelll shoes, comfortable to walk all day.

    Now for a good night’s sleep with rain tinkling on our roof!
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  • Day278

    Sea to Sky, Canada

    July 22, 2017 in Canada

    Squamish and a surprise encounter.

    Squamish is just a short stint north of Vancouver and a stones throw short of Whistler, Canada's famous ski resort. Squamish has some of the best rock climbing in the world which was news to me, news which otherwise would have come as a great surprise until I found out my cousin Alastair was hiding out here. Of course, he'd been up and down the area like a spider on it's web and proudly owns an 8 seater people mover in which he lives. Go the people mover!

    Al joined us for a wee hike that morning. We were supposed to tackle the Chief but given that everybody in our party had done it we opted for a three hour uphill to 'the sky'. It was good hard work and the breathless chat lasted all the way to the top. I'm still not convinced either way on commercialised mountains but this was one. The sea to sky gondola greeted us at the top, with a hoard of tourists, a cafe, gift shop and a whole lot more including a wedding, of all things. What I did appreciate was a cold beer and a bowl of fries which revived me whilst we all enjoyed an awesome but cloudy mirador - oh wait, viewpoint. Some 800m of elevation had taken it's toll and we lazily opted for the gondola down (at $15 a head!). It was great to hike in company and to bump into family so far from home. Big Al's got big plans, much of which involve climbing and his tales of El Capitan are something else.
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  • Day3

    Drive up to Whistler

    April 22 in Canada

    Am morgen konnte ich meinen Mietwagen für die nächste Woche abholen... als ich zum Wagen kam, war er etwas größer als erwartet... Hab dann doch lieber den kleineren genommen... 😌😂

    Danach ging es entlang des Sky-to-Sea-Highway nach Whistler. Traumhafte Strecke entlang von Fjorden und Bergen...

    Abends dann zur Entspannung ein kleiner Gang und eine Yoga Stunde...

  • Day2

    Shannon Falls

    June 7, 2017 in Canada

    Beautiful waterfall and stream! Didn't have to walk very far from the car park to see this wonderful view. I only realised then that I had forgotten the memory card fir my camera. Would've been nice to have a long exposure shot of the stream but the s8 camera did pretty well too!

    This place was so refreshing and revitalising. You can get quite close the waterfall and feel a bit if the water spraying on you.

    There are wild bears wandering around this area, so you do need to be careful, but as long as you're not bothering them and you keep your distance, they will leave you alone. You'll see many bushes around this area, which I assume are for the bears.

    We had some spare time, so just enjoyed a little lay down on the grass! Super relaxing.
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  • Day6

    Sea to Sky Gondola

    April 15, 2017 in Canada

    Diese Gondelbahn befindet sich in Squamish, ca. 50 Kilometer nördlich von Vancouver. Die Talstation liegt nur wenig über dem Meeresspiegel, die Bergstation auf 885 Meter. Für uns Schweizer ist das Ganze nicht sooo spektakulär, denn "Sky" definieren wir meist etwas anders, doch von einer Bergstation aufs Meer zu schauen geht bei uns nicht 😉.
    Leider war es bei unserem Besuch etwas neblig, darum hatten wir auch nicht die volle Aussicht.Read more

  • Day6

    Shanon Falls

    April 15, 2017 in Canada

    Wenn man schon bei Sea to the Sky Gondola ist, sollte man auch gleich bei den Shanon Falls vorbei schauen, denn die beiden Attraktionen sind nur circa 500 Meter auseinander. Es gibt 2 Aussichtspunkte, wobei der untere die bessere Sicht auf die Fälle bietet.

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