We have been to Waterton many times but we have never yet managed to have afternoon tea at the Price of Wales. Today the timing was right and opportunity arose, so we jumped at it.
The best bit, scones with Saskatoon jam and clotted cream. The view wasn’t bad either!
We took a drive to Cameron Lake and enjoyed strolling in the sunshine.
As we headed to Red Rock Canyon, we saw this bear who was wandering around the golf course – not sure we would have been happy being on the golf course that day!
Whilst at the Canyon we saw this cute little chipmunk looking very special amongst the flowers.
There’s some rather large dragonflies too.
Today we went for a drive to Kananaskis and up on one of the hills we spotted a bear. We were some distance away and he still looked quite big.
We went for a stroll in Fish Creek Park this evening and came across this pair of Great Horned Owls. It having gone 5.30pm on a grey February evening we had to use the flash to make them visible, unfortunately this caused red eye in one of the owls! They were wonderful to see though.
We know this is not a view shared by all, but it is quite special when the deer pay a visit to our garden. We do not encourage or entice them and we do sometimes have to chase them out.
It was a beautiful sunny day today and perfect weather for a trip down to Waterton. It was so peaceful there, it was a real pleasure just sitting in the sunshine, eating ice cream!
Of course after all the ice cream, we had to have a little stroll along Red Rock Canyon.
It is unusual to go to Waterton and no see any wildlife, this time we didn’t see any bears, but we did see some deer and a small chipmunk.
A very enjoyable and relaxing day.
It was such a beautiful Alberta day today that we decided to take some much needed time out and have an afternoon to ourselves!
We drove to High River for some lunch at Smittys and then on to Nanton and then the turn West towards Chain Lakes. It is such a beautiful and tranquil drive. We saw loads of birds of prey, fields full of prairie flowers and wide open spaces.
As we turned North onto the main highway towards Longview, we spotted this Moose in the field. It was fairly close and seemed to hang around for ages.
Why is it on days when you see stuff, the good camera is always at home!? We did our best with what we had and it didn’t take away from such a special and exciting moment.
It begins to head off into the trees, making short work of the fences as it goes.
Today we decided to take the 150km trip to Torrington – I know it may sound like a long way but with open roads and not much traffic, you can make swift progress!
Torrington is a small Hamlet and boasts a large sculpture that can’t be missed of a large 12ft gopher named Clem T GoFur!
As you can see the fire hydrant in front of the sculpture is also painted as a gopher, as are all 11 of the hydrants in Torrington. Below are a few more examples. It does make for quite a cheery fire hydrant!
While strolling around Torrington we also came across an old church and a very friendly cat!
Then we headed to the main attraction – the Gopher Hole Museum. I don’t think being crazy is a requirement to visit but it probably helps!!
We had a visitor to the garden today, which we think, if we have identified it correctly is a Sharp Shinned Hawk. Do we need to be worried? What’s he seen?
The icy trees look just stunning at the moment too.
In any walk of life or business, trust is not easy to earn, but once you have it, and so long as you never abuse it, it makes for great relationships! What a special way this was to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon …