My ‘Wheels’

Finally arrived at Calgary Airport five minutes ahead of schedule.

A very small airport, that was totally deserted – Perfect for a quick pass through immigration, or so I thought…

Canadian officials thought it very odd that I was travelling alone, not meeting anyone, and had no family here… I am sure I am not the first.

They were happy once I explained that I was taking photos for personal use, and not on an assignment, so I went on my way.

I collected the excellent GyPSy Guide GPS system (more on this in a couple of days when I have really put it through it’s paces), and went to collect my rental car for this part of the trip.

In true US/Canadian style, I was given a huge ‘Bus’ of a car;


A 2010 Chevrolet Malibu – Big V6 automatic… That doesn’t really go around corners very well!

It also has a very fetching ‘Beige’ interior – mmmm.


After lots of swearing and head scratching I eventually found my first hotel ‘Hotel Sandman’ in downtown Calgary – To be fair to my navigation skills, building a tram link along the road that the Satnav was telling me I needed to go wasn’t really me fault!

It is now 06:20 Calgary time – I have been awake since 04:00, but can’t wait to go and explore.