Lake Louise 

23rd May

Chilly start to the day. Shocked by news of Manchester bombing.

We did a park and ride to get to Lake Louise, driven up in a yellow school bus. Lots of little marmots scampering about in the village. We got away from the crowds and followed a snowy path up to Mirror Lake and then onto Lake Agnes for lunch. The tea house was shut but it was a lovely spot.

Slow going to get back down. Could have done with grippy things on our feet but at least we all had good footwear. I think I was the only one who didn’t fall over, makes a change!

There is a massive ugly hotel at the lake with signs saying residents only but we got ice creams despite not residing there. It had croissants the size of dinner plates. A lot of things here are very big – face flannels, but not towels, lorries, cars, trains, they are kilometres long. More on train in a mo.

Much hotter, 26 degrees in the afternoon.

Dinner in Canmore at The Grizzly Paw. I had a pint of Powder Blonde and a veggie burger with salad. Not bad.

Some of us went to Save on Food supermarket and I decided to go on alone to Safeway searching for nicer cheese. Failed so got hummus instead.

As I walked back to the lodge I could see a weather system coming in fast. I knew I had to cross the railway track so of course a ruddy train came along. It was so long it took 5 whole minutes to come by and then it stopped with only 14 trucks to pass. And then I felt big drops of rain. Another 5 minutes and it started up again. So I trotted off and got back before the storm which is now blowing a hooley.

Lake Agnes
Contouring round the mountain
The Beehive
Lake Louise and it really is that colour
Icy Lake Louise