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.
I had a great work visit to our (fairly) new Hatfield Consultants Africa office in Gaborone, Botswana. From the Vancouver “summer” to the southern African winter, I thought I had packed enough warm clothes. I was wrong, but no complaints about the amount of sunshine and the opportunity for an awesome trip to the Okavango Delta.