Calgary Expatriation Journal

Table Of Contents

For 11 months of 2006 I had the opportunity to be sent to Calgary, Canada to work on a multinational project there. The following pages represent a photojournal I kept to document and remember some of the photogenic and memorable highlights of the trip as well as to communicate what I was doing to friends and family at home. They cover the amazingly beautiful Canadian Rockies and numerous side trips to Alaska, New York, Washington DC and (on the way back home to Australia) the Hawaiian Islands. Over the entire trip I took some 11,548 images. The following pages contains 393 images, 3 animations and one video of my favourite or most memorable moments.

Episode 1 Arriving in Calgary..

Episode 2 Dinosaur museum at Drumhellar, Calgary Flames hockey match.

Episode 3 Lake Louise in winter, Curling bonspiel fun.

Episode 4 The awesome scenery in Kananaskis Country.

Episode 5 Vancouver highlights, ANZAC day activities in Calgary.

Episode 6 The magnificent Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefields, Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump.

Episode 7 Yellowstone National Park, geysers, bears, buffalo and eagles.

Episode 8 Yellowstone National Park. More colourful geysers, buffalo and elk.

Episode 9 Yellowstone National Park. An bald eagle feeding on an elk carcass.

Episode 10 Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Black bear with two playful cubs. Moose.

Episode 11 Climbing Mt Heart after work, panoramas around Morrain Lake and Sentinel Pass.

Episode 12 The incredible green of Peyto Lake, wildflowers, marmots, grizzly bears with cubs, cricket action shots.

Episode 13 Hiking up Mt Tyrwhitt, the cricket team in Regina, Calgary Stampede street parade.

Episode 14 Calgary Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon racing.

Episode 15 Alaska! Denali National Park, trans-Alaskan oil pipeline, Arctic Circle.

Episode 16 Alaska - Worthington Glacier, Valdez, kayaking up to the Shoup Glacier.

Episode 17 Alaska - Prince William Sound cruise. Otters, seals, eagles.

Episode 18 Alaska - Prince William Sound cruise. Icebergs, glaciers calving footage.

Episode 19 Alaska - Prince William Sound cruise. Retreating (Columbia) and advancing (Meares) glaciers. Humpback whales, killer whales, porpoises and puffins.

Episode 20 Alaska - Seward, Harding Ice Field, Calgary skyline.

Episode 21 Mt Assiniboine hiking trip (the 'Matterhorn of the Rockies'). New York, ground zero on the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, city skylines.

Episode 22 Washington DC - magnificent Washington Cathedral, Whitehouse, Capitol building, and the incredible Air and Space Museum.

Episode 23 Washington Zoo - Cheetahs, Pandas, playful Tiger cubs.

Episode 24 Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers. Back to Calgary - Elbow Falls, Kananaskis Lakes in summer, Calgary skylines, Morraine Lake

Episode 25 Bighorn sheep, Emerald Lake in summer, bull Elk, Lake Louise and the plains of 5 glaciers.

Episode 26 Porcupine, having a run on the olympic bobsleigh course, view from the top of the ski jump, snow shoeing in -30°C temperatures in Kananaskis Country.

Episode 27 Calgary Christmas lights, ice fishing.

Episode 28 Cross country skiing, Christmas day in Banff, The ice castle at Lake Louise.

Episode 29 Bighorn sheep on the Icefields Parkway, a magnificent bull elk outside Jasper.

Episode 30 Hawaii (Big Island) - Big Island, Akaka Falls, Mauna Kea sunset, Kilauea caldera and lava flows.

Episode 31 Hawaii (Maui and Oahu) - Black sand beach, Hawksbill Turtle, Humpback whales breaching, Pearl Harbour memorial, Waikiki skyline.