Autumn 2020 – Part 48 – On Top of the World – Jasper National Park

October 3, 2020

On Top of the World ©

On top of the world,

river below and sky above.

Picnic with my Love

Athabasca River
Jasper Park Lodge and Lac Beauvert (left) nd Athabasca River
one foot above disaster
what a view!
downslope
one last look

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

13 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 48 – On Top of the World – Jasper National Park

  1. What a view and what a place for a picnic. I would never get tired of nature and such majestic mountain views. Thanks for sharing and have a good day.

    Yesterday we had an opportunity to watch the live stream of the winter solstice sunrise at Newgrange. Above the entrance to the passage of the mound there is a opening called a roof-box. On mornings around the winter solstice a beam of light penetrates the roof-box and travels up the 19 metre passage and into the chamber. As the sun rises higher, the beam widens so that the whole chamber is dramatically illuminated. How amazing is that! Take care. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Agreed. Thanks Aiva. We could not believe our luck when we found this place at lunch time. Oh, lucky you. Was it a sunny day yesterday? We visited Newgrange back in 2012 and enjoyed it. I understand they run a lottery in normal years so people can try for the chance to watch the sunrise from inside the passage tomb….if the sun rises and it is not raining. Hope you had a sunny day for the live stream. Allan

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  2. What a great landscape! Jasper Park Lodge, Lac Beauvert, these are places I have been to as a visitor, the mix of luxury and nature illustrates how tourism has gradually developed, especially in the Rocky Mountains.

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    1. It was like 2020 was trying to make it up to us by providing phenomenal fall weather. Either way, we were happy to be there. Even the simplest food tastes better when you are on a hike. Thanks so much for reading. I hear you have a big lockdown coming on Boxing Day. Ours came a week ago and impacts Christmas gatherings which will likely go a long way to slow the curve. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. Yes, initially it was supposed to start on Christmas Eve, but I guess there was pressure to postpone until after Christmas. Provincial parks will still be open, so we’re hoping to do some snowshoeing (assuming there is snow) over the holidays. Take care.

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