Most of my business travel takes me to urban landscapes.† However, sometimes I am lucky enough to find myself in a place where I can add on some vacation days and take in a bit of nature.
In June of 2003 my travels took me to a meeting in Canmore, Alberta, a short distance from Canadaís Banff National Park and the Columbia Ice Fields so I took advantage of the location to rent a car and enjoy a bit of the Canadian Rockies.† I never did make it to Lake Louise but did hike up Johston Canyon and a bit around Moraine Lake and take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain overlooking the town of Banff.
In June of 2004 my work took me to a meeting in Krakow, Poland so I took advantage of being in the old country to revisit† Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea), a crater lake high in the Tatra Mountains. Unfortunately, the weather that weekend was drizzly as well as cloudy.† As my time was limited, I took the bus to Lysa Polana and hopped a horse drawn wagon to the lake instead of trekking up on foot as the rain was getting steadier. The rain let up enough to allow a circuit of the lake before heading back down the mountain and returning to Zakopane.† (One of these days Iíll have to scan the photos I took of Morskie Oko thirty years ago when the sun was shining.)
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