Archive for the ‘Canada’ Category

After a wonderful meal of turkey, ham, potatoes, veggies and pudding, I am as round as the turkey before carving.
A lovely meal spent with the Canadian family – and a great precursor to our Christmas dinner later in the year.
I had better try to loose some of this new flotation device first!


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A happy thanksgiving from Canada, to all my family and friends all over the world.
We started the day with some lovely homemade scones, jam and cream (sorry England family) and are now busy preparing the turkey and all the trimmings ready for the rest of the guests. Our niece made a special table centrepiece at school….

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and a few words….

Elk enjoying the picnic facilities?

Apart from seeing a brown bear, elk, squirrels and birds, we also saw many white tailed deer…at least they were happy to pose for the camera; unlike the camera shy bear….

Driving through the forest roads we came across lots of beaver activity; although you never see the as they are nocturnal – he must have been really busy because he seems to have left his watch behind – or was it for scale?

Off on the ‘Red Deer’ trail through the forest and out along the lake towards the town of Waskesiu….

Hubby enjoying the view from the shoreline….

Beautiful tranquil beaches next to the lake and we had very few other people to share it with because it can snow at this time of year – last October they had inches of snow already….

Two brothers and son/nephew enjoying a walk on the beach at Lake Waskesiu…

The jetty at Waskesiu….

Long shadows at the end of the day….

Late afternoon and headed back to the campsite for a much deserved steak bbq – mmmm.

Relaxing in the camp ground with a lovely big fire – helps keep away the mosquitos and midges.

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After a wonderful weekend camping in the near north, we have packed up the Airstream, hitched up the car, dumped the waste and headed back towards Saskatoon. We have been introduced to two brothers who have an hilarious show on the radio. The podcasts were downloaded and I am loving this duo – a must listen to at www.cartalk.com or on iTunes.

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Barista bliss….

Any coffee lover worth their salt should be able to find a great coffee anywhere in the world – I believe we outdid ourselves when we discovered this artistic barista in Waskesiu – the northern town with more elk than humans at this time of year.  You can visit them at Evergreen.
What a way to end a two mile walk along the lake.

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Taking a dip in my k-2 in Lake Waskesiu. The water was brilliantly clear and cool.

I got some really strange looks from the other tourists – who would have thought!

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Bare bum – sorry, bear bum…

We saw a brown bear on our drive today. Before we could get any pictures it disappeared with a flash of it’s bum, into the forest.  If you really use your imagination you should be able to make out it’s paw prints in the sand…

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