Waterton weaves its wondersMay 12 in Canada
As the sun began to caress the edges of a perfect day and design a delectable sunset I sit and soak up the ambience of Waterton National Park. Set in the very south west of Alberta, next the US border state of Montana, this gem of a lake is surrounded by snow-topped Rocky Mountains. They are different to the Jasper-Banff version, it’s drier here, but no less powerful and picturesque.
The drive into Waterton from Highway 2 is just wonderful, with the rolling green prairies being overtaken by the upright mountains. On one side the mountains are denude of fir trees from the devastating 2017 forest fires, exposing the rocks and snow. The lake sets a glorious foundation and visual feast for this setting, the quietness filling your soul with peace.
We’ve entered the National Park, but unlike Australian equivalents, a small village for those visiting thrives for those visiting. Already I’ve heard the languages of Thai, Spanish, British, French... and of course a multitude of Aussies calling Canada their second home.
Sheree and I have walked along the lake’s edge, enjoyed the Cameron waterfall, wandered through the village and plan to enjoy dinner and a delightful sunset in the calm of evening. We have less than seven days to enjoy this heaven, so we absorb every moment.
It’s good to be in the mountains on such a delightful day... feeling blessed!Read more