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Handle on my kayak snapped, so lets replace it with a knew one???????????????????

yeah right, the numpty who had the kayak before me must have put lock-tight on the screws,
so the brass well nut now spins, only way to get it out, spin the screw and nut so fast it melts the plastic so you can reef it out,,
now i have two holes i have to fix, just to put a new handle on, NOT happy jan :mad::mad:

simple jobs should be easy and i was going to go for a kayak tomorrow
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Well, I went for a solo 13k hike today. Came round a corner and 30m away was this large wombat.

Mentioned it to the ranger and he explained that as I was in Banff in Canada, that it was a grizzly.

Well, you live and learn.
 

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Well, I went for a solo 13k hike today. Came round a corner and 30m away was this large wombat.

Mentioned it to the ranger and he explained that as I was in Banff in Canada, that it was a grizzly.

Well, you live and learn.

wombat???? hahahaha nope its a huge "drop" bear o_Oo_O

Canada wilderness is just spectacular (y)(y)
 

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@ Thrud: Reminds me of a time when I was out bush with a septic tank. He was telling me how everything was bigger in Texas. They had the biggest Stetson hats, the longest drawls you ever heard, the biggest long horns in the world. Blah, blah, blah.I was just listening.
Next minute, this old man boomer bounced out of the bush and straight over the top of us and disappeared into the scrub.
The Texan grabbed his stetson to his head, looking up, and in his long Southern drawl, incredulously asked, "Oh man, what was that?"
Without looking up or missing a beat I just said "A cricket."
Great photos, especially of the wombat. Jealous, MUCH! Enjoy.
Just remember, if you thought a thylacine was a worry, imagine what sort of a taco you'd be to a bear.....
Looking forward to hearing your tales when you get back
Cheers
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Went to Lake Louise, if you ever go, make sure you take the bus from Banff $8 one way for a 75k trip. People were queuing for 2 hours to get parking, very crowded initially at the head of the lake , but numbers dropped off as we walked and by the time we came back on a slightly higher track we saw nobody!
 

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Drove from Banff to Jasper, saw 2 more Grizzly bears on the way; the biggest danger being the drivers who see the bears, slam on their anchors and don’t quite park off the road, then, despite the warnings, get out of their car on the wrong side...

Rant over.

Peyto lake is amazing colour99B70500-785D-4019-9E1F-B060289E4471.jpeg
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Went up onto the glacier in 52 seat off road vehicle specially built for that purpose, only 25 in the world, Australia has one in the Antarctic. Uses 10l diesel an hour, which is not too bad, made mincemeat of a 18 degree incline.218B1C30-03C7-433B-A2A6-56FEAABEB584.jpegDE263F65-1375-49F5-8AF8-AD5DE57C7B3A.jpeg

Snow dome, the mountain on the right of the image is a tri-continental source, water from its run-off goes to Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Jasper reminds me a bit of Snowdonia E6794126-3731-486E-9316-C4C74C177EEF.jpeg09BD1E70-2022-4382-A55E-C0AFADBFC684.jpegE6794126-3731-486E-9316-C4C74C177EEF.jpeg
 

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Well, I went for a solo 13k hike today. Came round a corner and 30m away was this large wombat.

Mentioned it to the ranger and he explained that as I was in Banff in Canada, that it was a grizzly.

Well, you live and learn.

We don't see mountains like those here and they have bigger wombats than are here.
 

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67D4FB78-3768-41D8-842C-2E47A86ACCB0.jpegB2E024C0-D9ED-41E8-9E4C-0D986754D437.jpeg8849CF79-F1E8-430B-A839-388B026BF9AB.jpegStarted the day with a trip to Pyramid lake which is about 6k from the centre of Jasper. Very few people and a great recommendation from the owner of the place we were staying, then drove to the base of mount Robson. Was going to walk up to lake Berg, but not all the troops were up to it. Spent the night in a trailer park in Tete Jaune Cache, right on the river, hummingbirds outside the room. Locally made Kolsch. Sunset was 10.20
Off to Clearwater tomorrow.
 

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I'm sorry Thrud. You and I used to be mates but not any more. Stop it. Ya killling me man with all of those tempting mountain climbs, kayakable lakes and jaunts through such amazing countryside.
Keep posting those sorts of pictures and tales and I'll be hard pushed to not sic either the thylacines or one of those wombatasauruses on you.
Then again, maybe DO post them.......bwahahahaha.
Looks like an awesome trip. Jealous MUCH!
Cheers
Bloffy
 

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Coming toward the end of the trip. Went on a river trip allegedly the easy one(read I’m a coward) turns out it was grade 4 rapids.., we came ashore and trekked to falls where we dived in...madness as well as very very cold. Drifting back the kids jumped out for some minor rapids. Saw osprey nest then a bald eagle sitting in its nest.
Today went to Moul falls, despite seeing this sign at the trailhead. A 3.5k trek in where all the brave ones went behind and through the curtain(well somebody had to mind the backpacks) then stopped
 

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