(Thanks Blogger, for finally letting my post show up on time!)
It was early August when we departed Vancouver Island on the ferry from Sidney to Tsawwassen.
Getting out of the Vancouver urban area was a priority, so we picked up the Trans-Canada highway and headed east. Beyond Hope(!), most of the traffic now follows the newer Coquihalla highway to Kamloops, but for a change we turned north and followed the original route which parallels the Fraser river canyon. The first overnight spot we found had a great view of the river, but we were right beside the railroad track, and not far from the highway. Lots of trains rumbling by in the night ...
Then we came to the amazing Hell's Gate canyon on the Fraser river. Been by here before, but because of the deep, steep gorge, you really can't see anything from the road. There is a gondola, but I was not sure it was running - due to Covid concerns. So - I fired up my secret weapon and went and had a really good look! (Sorry these photos came out so dark)
|You can see the gondola car far below as it reaches the bottom.|
Not far above Hell's Gate, the two railroads that follow opposite banks of the river cross over here. So, a closer look was in order. Unfortunately, there were no trains at the time to add colour to the pictures.
I just discovered Take To The Highway blog. The author rides the Rocky Mountaineer train through this section of track and has some great photos from that perspective. Check it out! Later, the train trip also goes through several National Parks where I worked for years, so there were some very familiar views there for me.
I think I will end this post here, and see if Blogger cooperates this time, or keeps my blog hidden from other's sidebars! Here's hoping ...!