We woke up ridiculously early this morning-wide awake by 6.30am! What to do?
The owner of the log cabin told us of a trail that we could drive that leads to the top of one of the mountains so we put the cameras in the car and off we went. Take a right by reflection lake we were told-how hard could it be??
We found the road and I use this term loosely as it’s a forestry “road” which winds 14km up a mountainside……half an hour later, with Lewis doing his best off roading efforts, and having seen our first wildlife of the trip- three deer, we reach the top of the mountain and wow-the view as the sun lights the mountains.
We were not alone- we met 2 guys who had slept int heir cars overnight so they could go paragliding first thing! We watched one of them launch himself off the top with a very flimsy looking chute!
Onwards to the Wolf centre where were spent some time listening to the work they are trying to do and realising how wolf like our two hoolies are! As we arrived, we were greeted with howling- apparently that doesn’t happen often so we were honoured!
Now in MacDonalds as we missed breakfast and it’s nearly 2pm here…… and having a giggle with a very large couple who came in and made everyone else feel skinny….order 2 go-large third pounder meals and when they were asked what drinks they wanted, she said-” Oh I’d better have a diet coke” and he said ” I’ll take a coffee but I guess I should have sweetener in it”!!!!!!!
We were thinking of heading to Banff but as Lake Louise was closer we’d go there first instead and stop there for the night. We drove into Lake Louise village and up to see the Lake.
Well Lake Louise is just breath-taking, stunning, scenery that just takes your breath away. The Lake itself is a spectacular blue pool that is fed from the Glacier behind it.
Eventually we tore ourselves away and headed back into he Village to secure some accommodation where we managed to find a place and so checked ourselves into the Lake Louise Inn, which to be perfectly honest isn’t the best hotel we’ve stayed in, although it’s certainly the most expensive.
Dinner was in the bar on site where Lewis had a Bison burger and Kim had Nachos and we were entertained by live music with musicians just doing an open jam session. Have to admit the guys were excellent!!!
Well we can’t stay in the bar all night and so we head off to bed where during the night Lewis started to feel really lousy and we work out that it’s basically altitude sickness, but he’s OK and we look forward to our next day in this wonderful country.