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awe, humility, hope and a few other things I might notice

Photographic excerpts from TransCanada

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Trucking from Montreal to Vancouver. It was my first cross-Canada trip and the sights were amazing. I captured a few images while bouncing along in the passenger seat. See my August post for more details on our trip. Suffice it to say that I don’t want to go by truck again. There was almost no time to see the sights or get to know the countryside, but enough to be in awe of its beauty. If we ever go again I would bring containers to pick blackberries, a good appetite to eat the blueberries from the roadside stands, a traveling coffee maker (nothing out there except the few and far between Tim Horton’s stops) and hiking boots to explore the land. Probably some mosquito repellent too and a jacket! It was cold even in August. And we would take time, lots and lots of time.

Lake Superior. We drove the long route, somewhat by mistake, but what a beautiful view for days along the lake. I spent hours dreaming of buying a cabin, bringing up 3 months of supplies and settling in. Winter would be a major challenge though. It was already cold at night in August. Isolated, but beautiful.

Lake Superior. We drove the long route, somewhat by mistake, but what a beautiful view for days along the lake. I spent hours dreaming of buying a cabin, bringing up 3 months of supplies and settling in. Winter would be a major challenge though. It was already cold at night in August. Isolated, but beautiful.

Long long way through Ontario. Forests for 2 days. This was one of the most open views on that part of the highway. Most of the time it was wall to wall trees or the lake.

Long long way through Ontario. Forests for 2 days. This was one of the most open views on that part of the highway. Most of the time it was wall to wall trees or the lake.

Never did get to see a moose. This was good fortune for driving, but unlucky for the naturalist in me. We later saw signs for bear, elk, and cougar. We did get to see 5 big horn sheep taking a picnic on 3 feet of ledge near Golden, BC.

Never did get to see a moose. This was good fortune for driving, but unlucky for the naturalist in me. We later saw signs for bear, elk, and cougar. We did get to see 5 big horn sheep taking a picnic on 3 feet of ledge near Golden, BC.

A winter sentinel. Even the small towns had some kind of mascot in the town common.

A winter sentinel. Even the small towns had some kind of mascot in the town common.

Rural Saskatchewan. Wide open and hay beyond all imagination.

Rural Saskatchewan. Wide open and hay beyond all imagination.

Dusk on hay fields.

Dusk on hay fields.

around and around we went

around and around we went

slowly

slowly

speechless

speechless

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took a break to smell the flowers

took a break to smell the flowers

Pacific coast

Pacific coast

Burnaby Central Park- filled with Sequoas and enough blackberries to fill several containers. Blackberries seemed to line every road side, yard and field.

Burnaby Central Park- filled with Sequoas and enough blackberries to fill several containers. Blackberries seemed to line every road side, yard and field.

What we brought back from Vancouver- cedar trees. That's a mighty long hike to the East coast (courtesy of Loblaws).

What we brought back from Vancouver- cedar trees. That’s a mighty long hike to the East coast (courtesy of Loblaws).

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