Le Chic En Rose

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We’ve been on the road in Canada for the past week or so and are about to board the boat today for our cruise up to Alaska. So here’s a very quick update before I may be out of range for a while.

We’ve loved Vancouver and the Rockies (we went by the Rocky Mountaineer up to Banff and drove back via the Okanagan region). Unfortunately the area has again been beset by severe fires this summer season and the mountains were often obscured by thick smoke haze, which also reduced the air quality. We still explored the area extensively – there’ll be many posts coming up on my return to Australia but in the meantime here is a photo preview. Apologies if I am slow to respond to everyone – Wifi has been intermittent and not sure how we’ll go on the boat or in Alaska. I”ll be back in the blogosphere as soon as I can!

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16 thoughts on “Canadian Travels – Le Chic En Road

  1. restlessjo says:

    The views are lovely Rosemay, despite the smoke haze. Our poor world is having a hard time this year. Have a great time in Alaska xx

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    1. Thanks Jo it was still beautiful albeit very hazy as you can see. It has certainly been a hard summer for the northern hemisphere with all the heat and terrible wild fires in many areas such as Greece. We took a chance on going up in the gondola and were lucky it wasn’t as bad in the early morning and we beat the crowds! Thanks looking forward to Alaska should be a very interesting experience. Have a great week xx

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  2. Heyjude says:

    I look forward to hearing about the cruise to Alaska, now that’s one cruise I would love to do. Canada is such a beautiful country. A shame about all the fires, seems that no where in the world is safe from wild fires these days.

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    1. Thanks Jude will be writing it all up in due course. Limited internet access so easier to post once back home. First cruise we’ve done! It was a shame that there were so many fires in Canada but it was still a great trip. The weather broke on our last day so hopefully the rain will help the fire fighters contain the fires.

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      1. Heyjude says:

        I always write my posts once home, unless I have the fortune of good wi-fi and nothing else to do. Holidays are for enjoying and getting away from normal life!

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        1. Yes I think that’s very sensible Jude – I occasionally do a quick travel postcard but mostly write up when I’m home. Have had very limited wifi for past week or so hence only just replying now sorry! Cruise ended on Sunday and we’re exploring more of Akaska now it’s certainly been a very interesting place to visit!

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  3. Recognise a few of these! It was hazy when we were there last year too. Have a great time in Alaska

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    1. Thanks Anabel. I remember your posts from your trip last year and how you talked about the fires and smoke haze then too. It was pretty bad – hopefully things will ease for them now that there has been some rain. On way to Alaska now!

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    1. Thanks Coral it’s a stunning place – shame there was so much smoke around but we still saw some beautiful scenery 😃

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  4. KerryCan says:

    I love the photo with the canoes all fanned out! Amazing what the smoke does to the view–it is sort of pretty but also scary . . .

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    1. Yes the smoke certainly changed the views Kerry! The worst part was the irritation to eyes and throat – you could smell the smoke everywhere! Sorry for late reply only just back in wifi!

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  5. Adore this part of Canada. Lovely to see it captured so beautifully in your lens. Enjoy Alaska. On my list in 2021

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    1. Thanks Lisa glad you like the photos albeit with smoke haze. Sorry for late reply – have been without wifi for much of last week or so. I’ll be posting about Alaska in the coming weeks when back in Perth. Am sure you would love it up here in the summer months!

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  6. Gilda Baxter says:

    Lovely photos, Canada has such a lot of beautiful landscapes. I will be looking forward to hear more about your exploring 😄

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    1. Thanks Gilda I’ll be writing up more once back in Perth. Very limited wifi for last week or so so sorry for late reply. Up in Alaska now such a fascinating place! 😃

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