Monday, June 28, 2010
The Rocky Mountaineer Day 1
From Vancouver to Kamloops
The Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser and Thompson Rivers along trails carved through the "foothills" of the Rocky Mountains. The journey is slow and surprisingly flat which often is an indicator of the amount of work that went into building the railway track. Our day was filled with being spoilt in the dinning car and spotting wildlife along the edges of the railway line or in the river. We saw a number of eagles, osprey, mountain sheep, a bear (well maybe), a deer and otters in the river.
We were amused by the number of Aussies on the trip from Victoria and the couple who sat next to us were from Gippsland. A teacher and ex-dairy farmer! What are the chances of that? We had great company for the trip and the evening out.