All in a day’s play….Sports

1. Kite flying…no child’s play soaring in the skies…a shot taken on the premises of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site on the shores  of Bras d’Or Lake at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.  Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish born scientist, inventor and innovator credited with patenting the first practical telephone and founding AT&T in 1885. The topography and…

Kananaskis, Alberta

Before bidding adieu to Calgary and Canada we took a short trip to Kananaskis set amidst the towering Canadian Rockies hiding their bleakness under passive layers of melting snow. I suppose it is the pronunciation, Kananaskis, emphasis on two Ns, that adds to the topographical mystique of the place. It took me some time to…

Winter Fun–Calgary (2)

‘Calgary in winter !!!!!!‘ …but here I am revealing in frisky icy winds and the white blanket all around. I had compiled a Calgary winter activity list in an earlier post.  Now, when it is time to bid adieu to Calgary, for Hong Kong, I glance through my jottings to see how many I re-accomplished… 7 out of…

Snow Decor

Our winter drive to Banff, about 126 km west of Calgary and 58 km from Lake Louise, is past intimidating Rocky mountains flaunting their pristine white coyness in new snow-capes. The prominent peaks, Mount Rundle, Norquay, The Three Sisters, are giveaways that we are  approaching Banff, a quintessential mountain town nestled within Banff National Park, Alberta….