A holiday from cycling today (again). I took a walk from the village of Lake Louise up to the lake itself. When I set off there was a light drizzle which had become a slushy snow as I got up to the lake. At the lake is a huge hotel, the Lake Louise Chateau. It must have several hundred rooms. Looks a bit like the hotel from the Shining, but many hotels round these parts do. There was (at least) one in Banff.
The world is divided into two parts: the sky and the land. The sky is above and the land is below. The sky touches the land everywhere. The land touches the sky everywhere. The sky is the same size as the land. People live in between sky and land. What happens in the sky determines what happens to the people and to the land. Sun, rain, wind. But the people can control the sky by dancing the right sort of dance and chanting the right sort of chant.
Sitting in the tent waiting for the rain to stop. Not sure what time it is. Not sure how long I’ve been sitting here.
Can hear crows crowing. The rain doesn’t sound as heavy as before. I’m beneath trees so even when it’s stopped raining rain will drip from the leaves making it sound like it’s still raining.
Nature plays tricks on you.
So do road signs. The signs to this town didn’t say it was 4km off the highway down a steep hill which, when I finally get back on the bike, I’ll have to go up.
I finished writing that last post at about 1 o’clock, had some lunch and then started cycling, heading North up Route 1, a long and sometimes quite hilly road. Got to the junction with route 6 just as it was getting dark and thunder clouds were gathering, but there was a sign saying 8 miles to a campsite so I thought I can do that, and headed off with my waterproofs and my lights on.