Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Friday, September 24, 2010


We had a nice rest at the hotel in Kamloops a country town in the middle of BC in a dry sheltered region between the Coastal Mts and the Rocky Mts. It is a popular town for sporting championships as it is central to all towns in BC.
Soon we were back on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to continue one of the best train journeys in the world....

.......and we were enjoying it no end.

The train slowed down at points of interest so that we could take pictures. Here the river was red with spawning salmon.

We skirted along the edge of lakes.......

......and along the rivers.

 All too soon we were in Vancouver at the end of the day.

These were the fantastic hostesses in our carriage who looked after our every need over the last two days, gave us commentary on interesting places and served us downstairs in the dining room. The one with the microphone was so good at her job that she won a trip to Australia.


  1. Oh beautiful trip, diane. I loved the spawning salmon - so close to the train for your to photograph. Will that hostess look you up in Australia, do you think? Have a great weekend. Jo

  2. It is so nice to read every day another part of the trip. I enjoy it very much, some parts I've seen myself but de scenery train is still on my wishlist, amazing!

  3. Sorry to be behind with comments. I have been thoroughly enjoying your posts. What an amazing journey, the scenery is totally awesome.
    ☼ Sunny

  4. I think I would go to Canada only to ride on this train, lol !

  5. This was really a fabulous trip! I sent your blog URL to a few friends who I think would love to take the same voyage one day -- my husband and myself included! I've always wanted to see the Canadian Rockies and this train ride through them looks so enjoyable.

  6. Okay, you MUST send me the info on this trip to investigate. I have been pining to go. I want to celebrate my return to walking by rewarding myself (and Phil) with this vacation.

    Beautiful is all I can say. Thanks for catching all of this for us to enjoy with your camera.

  7. You have been on one truly amazing trip! What an adventure....and you saw and did so many different things, always surrounded by beautiful scenery it seems. Thank you so much for taking us along with you. I've enjoyed it too.

  8. It just keeps getting better and better. I am soenjoying your trip, beautiful photos as always. I especially love the salmon shot. Enjoy your weekend.☺

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  10. Beautiful BC! No matter where you go, which direction you look, it's gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful time on the train with your hosts/guides. Looking forward to the next leg of your trip.

  11. I do trust that the red wine being "lovingly" sipped was the "Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape"?????
    Surely nothing less!!!!

    Still a bit green - with all the tablets that I am taking, I now rattle as I walk!
    Colin (HB)

  12. That's a fantastic train trip, where the train slows down enough to allow you to take pictures of the spawning salmon. How wonderful.

  13. Even more beautiful scenery.

    I took a few days away from blogging so now I am catching up and enjoying your trip.

  14. I'm really enjoying coming along on your trip with you! You both look really happy and relaxed!
    oh well I better get up and go to work now...