Now that we have our Canadian passports, popping over the border to the USofA is a lot more appealing and quicker than before. Mount Baker Recreation Area is only a couple of hours from Vancouver and so is a tempting option, given that we often see glacier-covered Mount Baker from downtown on a clear day.
Summer holiday time rolled around and we decided to head off to the Canadian Rockies for a week of camping and hiking, with the main event being to heading into Lake O’Hara for a few days. We set off from Vancouver on Saturday morning, clutching our new Canadian Citizen Access Passes that promised to give us free access to all of Canada’s National Parks.
We can’t recommend Timur and Rote enough as a holiday destination. Off the well worn tourist trail, but easy and full of great people. Our trip included Kupang (with its night market), climbing Fatu Timau and Mutis, and relaxing on Rote Island – world class surfing at the southernmost point of Indonesia.