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J+11 … Arriving at the Lac Louise

It was after lightly beaten up with my luggage (I don't understand, I eat part of it, the food is dry, and yet it closes less well than at the start!) That I took the road to Lake Louise. So I took the same road as yesterday, which also means the same Park Canada access control post. So, stopping in front of the post, I raise my visor and prepare to grab my pass in one of my pockets with my gloves, in short you can imagine the pleasure, when I hear the lady say "Ho, no it's ok ! I recognize you form yesterday. You can go! "! So I said thank you and wished him a good day with a big smile!

So I went back in front of breathtaking landscapes, my eyes wide open so as not to miss a thing. I hope my GoPro did the same. So I drove a few kilometers, reached close to 5000 from the start, I admit that I don't pay more attention to it than that, I rather look at the quantity of gasoline that I burned as well as the estimate of autonomy that the motorbike tells me… But I digress, so I rode a few kilometers when my stomach signals me that the frugal lunch has become a vague memory! I remember walking past a breakfast restaurant / souvenir shop / hotel / quite a few things, so taking my trouble patiently, I went there! No lunch was served anymore because we were past 11am (ha already? That's pretty much what crossed my mind). Never mind, what do you have for lunch? :) And that's how I filled the thought !!!

The road resumed, I return in front of the Columbia glacier then continue my way this time.

I admit that I made fewer stops than yesterday. I wanted to get to my destination quickly to pitch my tent and relax a bit. That didn’t stop me from taking a little tour around Bow Lake. Truly beautiful (I know, puny pun!), Its water comes from a melting glacier which makes it pretty cold. I saw two people jump in and then come out chattering their teeth. I don't understand, I had both feet in it and I wasn't freezing! Must say that my GoreTex boots are damn waterproof !! (Yes, my night of humor! ... better not that I change careers!)

And finally I arrived at the campsite. In fact, it may also be a prison. We are surrounded by an electrified fence to avoid the visit of bears, I was told. But I wonder if it's not rather to prevent us from scattering in nature and damaging it. Anyway, my tent and climb, my freeze-dried meal taken and once I'm done writing to you… well I'll read.

Tomorrow, direction the lake.

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