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A Tale of Two Lakes

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

Jasper National Park is known for its pristine alpine lakes and the area where our bungalow was located is well situated. It is on Patricia Lake and close to Pyramid Lake. We prefer this location as the bungalows are off the main road and thus quieter. Pyramid Lake Resort sits right by the road and every last vehicle going to Pyramid Island must pass it twice.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Lakes

  1. Picture postcard perfect is about right. That closeup of the Pyramid Mountain is amazing, like a wisened old man with well-earned lines and wrinkles. I like the idea of a contemplation bench. We need more of those to keep up with all the things we need to contemplate. Not that the right kind of people would ever sit on them and contemplate properly. You grabbed a good shot of the swimmer, when you say cold, how cold are we talking on a hot September day?

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    1. Thanks Leighton. Pyramid Mountain changes by the moment as light and shadow play across it. There are many great contemplation spots in Jasper, some with benches and some without, but you are right, you have to appreciate your surroundings to pause. The water temperature at that time of year is likely around 15C. Not too bad on a hot day. Thanks for reading. Allan

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