Travel – North America

Mountain Spotting

This is Mount Lefroy – at least, I think it is! (Please correct me if I’m wrong!) It’s one of the mountains we came across while walking the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail near Lake Louise. It’s a beautiful hike. We had tea at the St Agnes Tea House as it was late in the day.  The tea house at […]

Canyon de Chelly

This is Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. It’s part of Navajo Nation which I didn’t know much about before I visited. You can drive into the canyon if you have a guide or you can walk down yourself. Would love to go back and explore it properly.

Half Dome Satisfaction

This is Andrew on our way back from climbing the Half Dome.  It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, and the views from the top were stunning.  It rained torrentially that afternoon which caused a huge rock fall.  I was soaking wet and freezing cold by the time we got back to camp.

Boats in Vancouver Harbour

I loved Vancouver.  We didn’t have much time there (story of my life), but I enjoyed walking around the city.  There are lots of green spaces and amazing places to eat and drink.  I can see why it’s consistently rated as one of the best cities in the world to live in.

The Flowing River

This flowing river was shot on a walk near Paradise Creek, not far from Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada.  I saw my first ever north American porcupine here and had no idea what it was! It was pretty close to us, munching away on some leaves. It’s an amazing creature.

Mirror-like Reflections on Lake Annette

This is Lake Annette in Jasper National Park.  We were driving around manically trying to see as many of the beautiful lakes as possible while the sun was shining.  We had to drive another 6-7 hours to Kamloops that day so we didn’t have much time. This is my second panorama ever.  There is lots wrong with it to be […]

Avalanche Lake

This is Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park in Montana.  It’s a huge park.  We were there early in the season and the Going-to-the-Sun road was still closed.  I hope I get to go back there one day! It had been raining heavily by the time we arrived, so the walk up to this lake was pretty muddy.  It wasn’t […]

Patricia Lake

This is Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada.  The weather wasn’t great when we were in Canada and a lot of trails were closed.  We had a few sunny spells – this was one of them. We saw some beautiful scenery in Canada.  Although, the national parks were packed with bus loads of tourists.  It was very different to […]

Stormy Weather at Bryce Canyon National Park

Here are some wild clouds in Bryce Canyon!  This national park is one of my favourites.  It was so peaceful compared to Zion, far quieter, and freezing cold!  There was still snow on the ground in some places.  It’s high up at around 2,500m/8,500 ft.  We walked around a lot and found it quiet hard to breathe in some places. […]

The White Rim Road

This is the windy section of the 100-mile White Rim Road. I think it’s called the Shafer Trail.  The road loops around and below the Island in the Sky and provides beautiful views of the surrounding area.  You need a permite and a 4X4 to drive it.  Some people even mountain bike it!  Trips usually take 2-3 days by vehicle or 3-4 days […]

The Road to Monument Valley

Here’s the road to Monument Valley.  We drove down from the north after we’d visited the Canyonlands.  The weather was crazy when we were in Utah – lots of storm. I loved the clouds! They looked so majestic.

The View from the Mirage in Las Vegas

Here’s another photo from Las Vegas. The Mirage hotel has a “volcano” that regularly “erupts” after the sun goes down. It’s pretty tacky but I went to see it 3-4 times! Here’s the view from the Mirage.  You can see the Palazzo and the Venetian and a few casinos on the Strip. I loved Las Vegas!

Arriving in Las Vegas

Vegas Baby! I loved Las Vegas! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I found it fascinating! Most of our time was spent catching up with a great friend who serendipitously happened to be over from Australia at the same time. Would love to go back! Here’s a photo of the Las Vegas Boulevard sign at night, near the Flamingo […]

Under the Majestic Redwood Trees at Redwood National Park

Here’s Andrew standing under some beautifully tall Redwood Trees. I was pretty non-plussed about visiting this park to be honest. I’m not sure why, I just didn’t think it would be all that. How wrong could I have been! I was mesmerised! Walking through the forest of these super old giants was a pretty humbling experience. Would love to go […]