This is going to be a great trip! On Sunday 23th Jan. I´m leaving for my first trip overseas, which I do on my own, since I´ve been to Australia in 1999/2000. After quitting my old job, it´s a great oppurtunity doing that kind of stuff I like so much – travel and photography. My journey will lead me to all those great places like Banff, Jasper, Waterton and Glacier Nationalpark, right into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Though I´ve been two times to Canada during my journey around the U.S. in 1992/93, I´vent seen that much of the canadian landscape. It´s also a great chance catching up with an old friend of mine – Kent Fenton. I met this guy in 1991 while I was travelling in Australia. Adventuring the west coast from Darwin to Perth, we had a great time for a couple of weeks.
(The photo above shows crossing Halls Creek/AUS at the beginning of the flood season).
The trip goes from 23th Jan. to 7th Feb., including a four day guided photo tour, based at the Aurum Lodge ( http://www.aurumlodge.com/english/english.htm ), located on Abraham Lake, shown on the first image. The tour is guided by Darwin Wiggett ( http://www.darwinwiggett.com/ ), one of Canada´s top five landscape photographers. The rest of the time I´m touring by myself with a rental car. There are so many more places to see, I´m still not sure where to go everywhere. If the weather is good, I might even drive up to Prince Rupert at the pacific coast and have a look at some old native indian culture. There is also a town called Hope, which is nothing in special, unless you are fan of “Rambo I”. I´m trying to post as much on my blog as possible while I´m on tour to keep you guys at home updated, depending on the availability of the internet. Finally I want to thank my family and especially my wife Sandra for making this long yearned dream of mine possible! There is nothing better than having a partner who is supporting/understanding/sharing what you are doing!