What happened to Day One? Well, that was getting there. My alarm went off at 2:00am. I called for my taxi at 4:21am and arrived at LAX ready for the 7;25am flight. We landed in Calgary around 1:20pm after a change of planes in Salt Lake City. That evening my three friends and I met our tour guide and the other 40 people on the Caravan tour.
Thank goodness for photographing in RAW format and photo processing in Lightroom with the “dehaze” function and some other tweaking!
This is what the scene above actually looked like!
I was told there were approximately 500 wildfires raging across Canada.
Once settled in our hotel, we embarked on a cruise of Waterton Lake.
The world’s first International Peace Park, formed in 1932 by combining Waterton Lakes Park in Canada with Glacier Park in Montana. These two parks form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a celebration of friendship between Canada and the US. Let’s hope!
Even though it was very hazy I made the decision I was going to keep snapping away and hope I could bring out some of the details in Lightroom when I got home. That turned out to be a great decision.
The cruise was very peaceful and just what I needed after the frenzied day before running for flight connections and getting to the hotel in Calgary. And previously that day we had a long, very boring bus trip from Calgary to Waterton. Compared to all that, this was truly blissful.
Click on an image below for images of the lake cruise
You’re not seeing double, I just wanted to show this image again to point out this photo of the line cut to demark the border of the US and Canada.
I liked this photo showing the “Thumbs Up” Canadian flag!
I always love reflections on the water.
We arrived at our destination on the Montana side of the lake. We were able to stretch our legs for a while. Click on an image below.
Then back on the boat to Canada!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner with a beautiful view. Then back to our hotel room.
View of the lake from our room. We sat outside for a while in the evening, sucking it all in.