Discovering Calgary

Spent my first full day in Canada today – It started out a little damp, but I was determined not to waste anytime, so jumped on the Tram to Calgary Zoo.

I know it is the end of the season, and it wasn’t the best weather, but I was surprised at how empty the park was.

Perfect for me to play around with the camera and see what I could do;

This was handheld, through glass:


And this was through wire bars:


I then moved on to Calgary Tower for a view of the city. I am not a ‘heights’ person at all, but I do like the view they allow you – Would you believe that I has left my wide angle zoom in the car… Amateur

and I even got a little brave in the name of my art, standing on the glass floor looking down onto Calgary below

My afternoon was spent driving from Calgary to my next location ‘Kananaskis’ (Cana-Skis to us in the UK!)… Finally getting my first view of the Rockies.

Can’t wait to go and explore them over the next few days – But until then, I am happy to make do with the stunning Barrier Lake:


Settled into Delta Lodge for the next two days – Really lovely room in a perfect location.

Off to charge some batteries.