|I spent the Canada Day Weekend visiting friends in Jasper|
Before I boarded the train, I noticed this touring bike in the waiting room. It's a Surly Long Haul Trucker with Ortlieb bags on it. I befriended the owner of the bike, who's name is Lee. I ended up chatting with him for most of the 7 1/2 hr train ride to Jasper.
He then planned to bike to the Waterton National Park after spending a few days in Jasper. It would be cool to do a bike trip with him one day...it's neat the people that I meet while travelling.
When we arrived early in Jasper, the train did a loop to turn around. I guess that Via wanted us to get our whole time's worth of journey as when they completed the turn around, we arrived at the station, at the proper arrival time! I had fun explaining to my UK friends what that was about as I don't think that happens on the trains in the UK. Ours in Canada are nothing like the ones in Europe, but I am grateful that there is even train service where I live.
I had a great time visiting with my UK friends. I shared a campsite with them all weekend. Unlike the weather in PG, we hardly had any rain. You might recognize the lake below, that's where I biked past last Summer during Tour De Jasper.
|Wendy and Paul at Moose Lake|
|I was all prepared for any possible rain!|
|Townsite of Jasper is in Jasper Natl. Park|