Welcome aboard, armchair travellers!
Wanting to share a more visual record of our travels near and far, and our experiences in our local Canadian Rocky Mountains, I moved away from Facebook and into this blog. My hope is that the images, stories and descriptions will inspire you to push your own physical limits and enjoy this beautiful world in which we live.
I have always loved BIG landscapes. Trekking up a mountain’s shoulder, hiking through a flowering alpine meadow, snowshoeing through a dense pine forest, leaping off a rock shelf and into a canyon pool, or taking in the 360 degree views from a ridge top vantage point make me feel alive. The experiences in these places give me a profound sense of space and place.
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.” Harold B. Melchart
Come along with me as I make tracks to peaks and ridge lines, travel to new places, push a few personal limits, explore trails both well worn and off the beaten path, and revel in this amazing world we in which we live.
“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” Dr. Seuss
Rather than provide a simple travel log, I am attempting to share the things I learn, provide my perspective on these experiences and tell the unique stories. Stories that entertain and enlighten. Stories that share the wonder of this world.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sites; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard
Together, we’ll experience adventure at home in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and around the globe. Come along for the adventure…
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett