Posts Tagged With: Niagara Escarpment

Descent -Photo Challenge

Looking down; a new perspective to see where you have come from… a descent…

The sun setting in Niagara region over the escarpment.

A beautiful golden sunset

A beautiful golden sunset

A plane ride home and anticipating the decent back on Canadian soil. The view was amazing with clouds, landscape and a little sparkle from a lake.

What a view

What a view

The most intense decent, but welcomed after a long climb up hundreds of stairs on the Great Wall on the Mutian Yu section.

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A long way down. What is worse the climb up or keeping your tired, shaking legs steady and in balance back down?

 

The steep climb where we just came down

The steep climb where we just came down

 

This is the challenge set by Word Press this week.

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Weekly Travel Theme: Green

Each province in Canada has its own provincial flower. Ontario happens to be the trillium. Each spring for a few short weeks these tri-petaled flowers cover forest floors. Most of the foliage is green except for the 3 white petals, but some have a slight pinkish hue.

Trillium -Niagara Escarpment Niagrar on the Lake

Trillium – Niagara Escarpment Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

This is in response to Ailsa’s photo challenge GREEN. To see more examples or join in the challenge visit her web page here.

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Travel Theme: Magnificent Mountains

In Canada we have many types of mountains… Growing up the Niagara Escarpment was ‘the mountain’ to me. It was steep and big especailly when you were little. People in my small town referred to it as the ‘mountain’. You either lived on the mountain, in town, or by the lake.Comparitively it is an anthill when you look at Canada’s other mountain ranges.

Part of the Niagara Escarpment. Photo Credit: Flickr.com

           Part of the Niagara Escarpment.                Photo Credit: Flickr.com

Each summer we went out East to visit family and drove along the Cabot Trail, part of the Appalachian Mountains. They were much bigger than our mountain. The twists and turns along a steep windy road was scary due to the stories from family and many a close call of accidents and near misses. The endless view from the rolling hills of the ocean where it meets the blue sky is worth the trip.

The Winding Roads along the steep cliffs of "Smokey".Photo Credit: Flickr.com

The Winding Roads along the steep cliffs of “Smokey”.
Photo Credit: Flickr.com

We are also home to the Rocky Mountains to our West. My first trip West was in 2004. The mountains and fresh pine air was amazing. Banff and Lake Louise, divine. I returned in 2007 and we did a small road trip through the Rockies along the Alberta and British Columbia border. It was late April and into early May. To my surprise I awoke to a fluffy snowfall and was amazed to see snow when at home it was 15 degrees warmer. In the foothills it was warmer and as we drove higher we had snow, lower rain. On the East of the Rockies we had snow and rain, but when we crossed over onto the West side we had clear skies and sunshine. Due to their size the Rockies affect the weather 🙂

Thanks to Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for this week’s theme.

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