Miles and miles of big bumps and little ones, trees, dirt and streams of water. We spotted an osprey nest on top of an electrical pole. Colorful red and blue wool were a dead giveaway since eagles are’t such particular decorators; they use sticks and whatever they fine on the forest floor.
Did you know?
- Eagles have a 6-foot wing span
- Ospreys have 3-foot wing spans
- Eagles will eat anything from rodents to puppies
- Ospreys go after fish only
- Eagles use dead wood, branches and sticks to build a nest
- Ospreys use things like colored string, plastic, branches.
- Ospreys will come back year after year
- Ospreys, eagles, turkey vultures and bears head into the mountains when the weather heats up
For miles it felt we were the only train on earth and the only living people in the middle of nowhere.
Prior to booking this trip, about two years or less before, Jacqui and I discussed what fun it might be to take a train across the country. I had even checked into the possibilities of travelling from coast to coast in Canada, something she had a hankering for. After seven hours on the train this day, all we’d seen were hills and valleys, rushing water, and rock faces, not even snow-capped mountains. Yet. I thought our too short Rocky Mountain Adventure would be a rip-off. I’ll be in a better position to judge in a few days whether a coast-to-coast ride is worth it. I’ll keep you posted.
Everyone in our car roared when someone spotted a ram. What a treat—my first sighting. Neither Mary nor I had seen even one whale or any water creature during our cruise in Alaska.
Did You Know?
- Big Horned Sheep are brown with white rumps
- Females stick together
- Males also stick together unless it’s rutting season
- Females: short spikey horns
- Males: more circular horns
By 4:30 pm another beverage service was offered, the third one on our first day out. Is this why the Rocky Mountaineer is pricey?
Finally, we’re getting someplace: industrial buildings, a church, cars, and people.
Greetings from Kamloops! I wondered what lay ahead after such a welcome.
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Next on August 31st – Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops
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