Category Archives: Travel

Ghost Towns we have visited.


Ghost Town NOUN “A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants:it’s like a ghost town at weekends“- Oxford dictionaries. Alberta, Canada. Wayne, Alberta, Canada. 2015. Click above for more. “The tiny town of Wayne in Alberta’s Badlands is not exactly a … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, go away…


After we left Rosebery Provincial Park, we headed south via Nelson and then east and it started raining more and more, we had a thunderstorm and lots of hail (big ones), causing some hydroplaning. I got quite scared, but there was … Continue reading

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Idaho Peak Lookout.


While we were camping at Rosebery Provincial Park, near New Denver, in British Columbia, Canada. We drove up to Idaho Peak Lookout. “12 km of steep narrow road to parking lotslimited pullouts for vehicles to passno motor homes or trailers allowed1.4 … Continue reading

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New Denver.


While we camped at Rosebery Provincial Park, we went to New Denver, in British Columbia, Canada to fill up on gas, draw money and do some shopping (wine). “Home to over 500 local characters, this vibrant community is situated on … Continue reading

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Rosebery Provincial Park.


After we left Gerrard, we camped for three nights at Rosebery Provincial Park, near New Denver, in British Columbia, Canada. “Rosebery Provincial Park is located just north of New Denver, on Highway 6. To the west, across Slocan Lake, is … Continue reading

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Searching for ghost towns.


After we left the Arrow Lake Ferry we drove to Trout Lake, BC, where we had hoped to camp, but there were too many people, even though it was during the week, so we drove  on to Gerrard. The distance to … Continue reading

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Arrow Lake Ferry.


We went camping for a few days in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. We took a ferry from Shelter Bay to Galena bay, in British Columbia, Canada. Here we are waiting at the ferry terminal, which has bath-rooms, picnic tables … Continue reading

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Buddhist Temple, Richmond, B.C.


“To date, the Temple is the most exquisite example of traditional Chinese architecture in Canada. In many ways, it is like a piece of art straight out of the Chinese past, as it resembles any authentic temple that can be … Continue reading

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China Town, Calgary.


Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (Chinatown) (Downtown) “One of the largest cultural centers in Canada. Within, the centre features an art gallery, a museum and several businesses. The building also boasts a central dome, the Hall of Prayers, which was designed … Continue reading

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Kananaskis.


Friends of ours who we have known for almost 30 years,  originally also from South-Africa recently spent a few wonderful days with us in Calgary. They visited us before in 2010. We took them to see another part of  Kananaskis on … Continue reading

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