Road Trip

All photos taken on May 7, 2021 on our trip to Jasper.

Road Trip ©

Off on a road trip

Oh deer, feels a bit loon-y

to be on the road.

Rainy rest stop in Edson
Deer at Annette Lake
Wildllife is never far away in Jasper
male Common Loon on Lake Edith
I’m way too pretty to be called common
Here is my good side
Annette Lake

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.

22 thoughts on “Road Trip

    1. That was through the car windshield when we stopped in Edson for a break. It kind of summarizes how blurry we are all feeling when we venture out after the pandemic restrictions. No real rain to bother us on the trip. Thanks for reading Ruth. Allan

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  1. Wonderful photos of beautiful animals, Allan 🙂 Ireland has three species of deer that are well established throughout the island – sika, fallow deer and red deer, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one up-close and personal! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Our two main varieties are the white tail and the mule deer. Of course, there are Wapiti (elk), moose and caribou as well. The deer were all down low at this time of year, so we saw them many times in 5 days. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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  2. That loon looks like a Great Northern Diver! Are they really that common here? In England, they are more rare, but I always wanted to see one

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    1. Not sure if they share any lineage. The loons have the most beautiful mournful calls and they were in full evidence on this trip. The males are usually only seen in spring, so I am glad to have been there at that time. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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      1. I actually did some research. They are the same as Great Northern Divers. Thanks for the info. I am glad they seem to be more common here, even on the money lol. I will definitely keep an eye out for them in the future

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      2. Good to know. They love lakes, particularly in the mountains. The best time to catch them is early morning and late evening. They are very popular in Canada as it is their likeness that graces our $1 coin, the Loonie. Cheers. Allan

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    1. They are called white tail deer, due to the white patch on their rumps. The other common variety here is the mule deer, but we did not see any of them on this trip. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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