Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Up in the snow above Canmore

Oh lucky me. Not only are a couple of good friends putting up with me for a few days, they even arranged the weather for me. Stef and Emma migrated to Canada from sunny Manchester a few years ago now and haven’t looked back since. They are living in Canmore (near Banff) and what great [...]

Posted by pete on September 19th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

Jasper & Banff National Parks

Wow, what can I say – my flabber has been well and truly gasted. This must be one of the worlds finest drives. I found myself stopping frequently to gaze at a majestic scene of high mountains. Not much wildlife to see today because of the volume of traffic but so much to see. My [...]

Posted by pete on September 19th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

It’s a long way home

It’s going to take a few days to get home – a slight diversion along Canada’s highways, but it will be worth it. After a nice 5 mile stroll in Grande Cache that loosened the limbs, I set out for Jasper, a mere few hundred kilometres away. The drive itself was easy as the roads [...]

Posted by pete on September 18th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags:  •  No Comments

Hells Gate

That’s the name given to me by a colleague – the local pamphlet calls it Sulphur Gates. It’s a confluence of two rivers – The Smoky and Sulphur Rivers. The gates are a vertically bedded band of hard conglomerate that has been breached by the smokey river, leaving high rocky escarpments on either side. It’s [...]

Posted by pete on September 17th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

London Buses

Finally my leaving date has been fixed and I’ve been released for good behaviour. London Buses you may ask? Well bears are just like them, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. We had a day out yesterday to Grand Prarie in Northern Alberta and someone else was driving – [...]

Posted by pete on September 17th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Light through the gloom

Boy has it been gloomy lately. We are 4,600ft up in the foothills of the Rockies and for the past few nights it’s been really misty, almost like fog. The dirt roads are getting slick and rutted, very muddy and speed is down to a minimum to stay on track. A couple of trucks have [...]

Posted by pete on September 10th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  5 Comments

Chocolate

Well the cavalry arriv3d back at the rig with my chocolate supply – 2 bags of assorted bars – Aeros, Crunchies, Twix, M&M’s and Smarties. The only trouble is that they are tiny bars and me having no self control, I’ve demolished a bag already.. Did you know that Smarties changed roman history? When Caesar [...]

Posted by pete on September 5th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  5 Comments

Counting the steaks

Every Saturday on the rig is a steak day. So I’m counting down the steaks – tomorrow will be three, and I may be here for another three yet? Not much happening lately, and the wildlife still is very shy….or is it lurking in the scrub? I’ve been told there’s 160,000 black bears in British [...]

Posted by pete on September 3rd, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok…..

I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK I sleep all night and I work all day. I cut down trees, I eat my lunch I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea Well I would go shopping but the nearest town at Tumbler Ridge is over 2 hours [...]

Posted by pete on August 26th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  4 Comments

Smokey Bears

Just settling in to life in the camp and nightshift here in the woods of BC. There are some big wild fires to the south of the area, well away from the rig, but there is an unmistakeable whiff of smoke in the air. It’s going to stop me getting any clear shots of the [...]

Posted by pete on August 20th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  5 Comments