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Where There’s Smoke….

Photos taken on September 4 & 5, 2022.

You will recall my first post in this series indicating we had seen a small plume of smoke on our way into the park on September 1. Since that point, hot dry weather conditions and gusty winds had made a bad problem even worse.

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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.

11 thoughts on “Where There’s Smoke….

    1. Sorry ’bout that. I always set the post time for PM, to make sure the main post is published first. That way, I have time to wake up and create the link, then Publish the excerpt post. This one slipped by me until it had been out for a couple of minutes. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. It was close, but for the most part, burned away from Jasper and the Highway, going up the valley instead into unoccupied territory. That’s as close as we want to be to a wildfire for sure. Thanks for reading Maggie. Allan

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    1. We did survive. But, I found it tough with no WiFi and no internet period. It made me more present, for sure, but there was a bit of catchup to do when I got home after 2 days. We still managed to have a lot of fun as you will see in next week’s posts. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


  1. Phew, quite the adventure Allan. 15 kilometres is really right on your doorstep in many ways. You got some dramatic shots of the smoke, glad that your morning coffee wasn’t messed with. It sounds like the staff were really professional and communicative.

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    1. If it had not been for the power outage and the occasional sight and scent of smoke, it would have been hard to tell the difference. The resort is family owned and they have always made their guests feel welcome. In town, it was a bit different as hotels and restaurants scrambled to stay open. And, of course, there was no power for the petrol pumps. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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  2. When we were there 4 years ago the fire was farther away but the smoke was significantly worse than what you posted photos of. Some cool shots of it you got. Some cool morning times with no heat!

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    1. Seems there is always smoke in Jasper at some point during the year, but this fire was the closest we had seen. At least, the smoke was blowing in the opposite direction. Thanks for reading Bernie. Have a great Monday. Allan


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