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September 10, 2014


My first flight into Chicago arrived 15 minutes early, I kid you not. As I waited for the plane to finish its taxi to the gate I glanced at my watch. “Huh? 1705. Bloody hell, I could have made my 1830 flight, ” I seethed. We slotted into a gate at Terminal C. I thought […]

Homeward bound

September 9, 2014


I have survived two weeks of primitive camping (no showers just wet wipes) in what I’d describe as a challenging environment with tough conditions. Non stop rain; icy temperatures; full of the cold and “totally” out of my element. I know my mother will be experiencing a huge sigh of relief now that I’m out […]

Glacier Day 2 – Bear encounter

September 8, 2014


The park is unusually full. We had planned on hiking to Grinnell Glacier, it’s the postcard pictures you see of this area. But we estimated the trail would stuffed and it would be like doing the conga, so we skipped it and re-thought our route. Instead we planned a hike to Swiftcurrent Pass. It is […]

Glacier Day One – bear sightings

September 8, 2014


I’m full of the lurgie. I think the chilly temperature and constant rain has taken its toll. I’m running on empty but I refuse to let it get the better of me. I’ve stocked up on meds and post hike walks I’m drinking hot toddies determined to get over this and damn sure it will […]

Glacier Day 3 – Journey to the west side of the park

September 8, 2014


The drive to the west side of the park is spectacular. You drive along the Sun Highway which was built with a terrific two mile fall down the cliff face. The Yanks are nervous about this route. It’s two lane traffic and the road is narrow for American standards. You also pass through the continental […]

Juxtaposition – Rifles and Recreation

August 28, 2014


I’m still waiting on my rucksack to be delivered. It’s hot here in Bozeman and my sweater and hoodie are just not suitable day wear, so B and I headed into what looked like the toy town to shop. There are two main stores that people go to. The cultured, athletic and educated “folk” shop […]