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Back in the U. S. A.

Back in the U.S.A. !!! That means I have a cellphone!

Seattle bound in just a day or two, outside of Olympic National Park in Port Angeles, WA at a Jack in the Box for dinner after getting off the ferry from Victoria :-)

Pictures!

Rain Forest at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Victoria HDR

Hard to top those past 2… but here are the rest :-p Here is my campsite at Green Point

Some moss in the rain forest…

Ahh, rain forest in CANADA???

There is a big tree I was promising you

Elevated trail

Love the rocky outcrops and islands

Crazy FRENCH PEOPLE!!! I didn’t go to the right because I thought I might get the PLAGUE

Trail down to the beach…

Looking up at it

One view of the big building…

A “figurehead”

The Empress

Its top lights change colors a bunch

Perspective

More Perspective

Late night fountains and Victoria

Victoria at Night

Have to get my license so I can fly a float plane

Cool Parking lot

Totem Pole!


HDR for YOU, good like cookie

HDRs are kinda like cheating… cause they look SOO cool, but I hope you enjoy!

Pyramid Mountain (Jasper) with a cloud blocking the peak

The wonderful town of Kamloops (meaning the meeting of waters, a native word, I learned that on CBC radio)

Just to the west of Kamloops

Along Highway 99

Turn around from past pic… along highway 99

Horseshoe Bay Park, West Vancouver

Horseshoe Bay Park’s little island

Horseshoe Bay Park

Looking back towards the mainland from the island

The belly of Lion’s Gate bridge

The lion himself

HDR Handstand at Green Point in Pacific Rim National Park

Green Point

Green Point (a little lighter) Photomatrix lets you play with settings, so I tried two different ways.

Green Point (a little darker)

Wow, i see GREEN at green point!

Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C. Need to get my SES rating (Single Engine Sea)

Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C. Absolutely LOVE the blue in this


Banff (Day 28)

I haven’t written any words except captions lately, so I figured this might be a good time. I rolled into Canada through the port of Roosville this past Friday, and made it up to Invermere, British Columbia to spend the weekend with friends. It was a fantastic weekend because it was so relaxing, and just nice to feel “at home”. They took me up to the peak of Swansea Mountain on their 4Wheel Drive Truck, out on the lake for swimming, for a boatride, barbecue, golf (thanks Reid for treating!). And on monday I did laundry, went gliding, and hung out for the day.

Thanks soooo much to Cassy and Forrest for giving me the opportunity to “recharge”. I really needed it and had a lovely time :-) Hopefully will see you again soon!

After I left, I headed up 93 through Kootenay National Park, over to Banff. Banff was quite touristy. More like new york city. There were people from ALL over Asia and Europe, it was kinda ridiculous.

After touring around some, I got some pizza from Aardvarks pizza and Subs just off Banff Ave. Then camped out at The “Two Jack Main” campground for the night.

Last night I slept in the “columbia icefields” campground and camped next to a group of people from switzerland. I introduced myself when I came out of my warm car, and they were sawing off a tree limb in my site. A guy climbed a tree with a saw, and got a limb. “need wood, fire”. Thought that was pretty cool. Last night I heard stuff around the car, but eventually just put earplugs in and got some good sleep.

Well, in Jasper now, don’t know if I’ll stay here tonight or not… Then will be making my way down through Kamloops to Whistler, then West Vancover where I’m taking a Ferry to Vancover Island, then Ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, then Olympic National Park, then Seattle! As you can see, lots of places, so keeping the timeline pretty open, just wanna make it to seattle by next friday!

Enjoy the pics from Banff!

Peyto Lake

Hairy Man at Peyto Lake

Moraine Lake

More…

I don’t think you can take a bad picture of Moraine Lake…

I’m not kidding…

Yeah, awesome lake…

Clear water

Mountains

Rainbows

Rolls Royce at Lake Louise Fairmont Hotel

Lake Louise

Fairmont Hotel at Lake Louise

Wow, this almost looks black and white, and it is a straight picture.

Glacier anyone?

Proof I was there…

Now that is what I call a skyscraper

Oh, and i’ll leave you with a “hi” from my begging friend. This was taken with a wide angle lens, so he was about 6in from the lens.


Soo… the US is awesome, and so is Canada!

The US… Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald

Doesn’t it look like a face of someone lying on their back?

Great colors!

Lake McDonald, so pretty, got handstanded!

View from the Glacier Park Boat on Lake McDonald

The boat when on the dock.

My “artsy” shot

Morning light coming through the trees in Glacier National Park, on my way up to Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake, check out those falls!

Trail up the mountain…

Close up of the waterfalls at Avalanche Lake

And a cool reflecting of the mountains/sky shot at avalanche lake

A different perspective from the shores of lake McDonald

A view from the “Going-to-the-sun-road”

And another view… what a beautiful place.

Bald Eagle

About to leave the U.S.


Made it to Canada!

Welcome to B.C.

They are a little full of themselves though?

Handstanding in the backyard with Cass and Logan the Dog in the picture

View from Swansea Mountain this past friday night. Had to take a forestry road up there and we sure needed Forrest’s 4-wheel drive

Invermere, B.C., Canada and that “ramp” is for hang gliders. Pretty cool, eh?

Cropped night shot of Invermere

From the back of the boat! It’s the same lake as in the picture above on the left

I went for a quick glider ride. Wish it was longer, but too much money in the first place… Definitely worth it though! That’s my pilot Brian, who had us do a “wingover”, basically a flip which was outta this world.

The lake from the Glider

The towplane

A different view of Swansea Mountain… See the glider ramp from the shot above?

This club sounded great, would totally do it if i lived here!

UPDATE:
Captions added and… I will report more on Canada as I see it. Off to Banff today! Cheers.