From the San Francisco Bay Area to Halifax, Nova Scotia and back–by train. Incredible 10,000 mile trip! Surreal end to the whole thing while waiting a couple of hours for the shuttle bus in the Martinez Amtrak station. I felt like I was in an R. Crumb comic entitled “Welcome back to the good ol’ USofA.” The entire Canadian experience was quite a contrast.
This was my last shot of the trip–not the best of the last, but THE last. The G11 was packed away for the bus ride, so this shot of the train leaving us behind is from my handy iPhone camera.
[I’ll put together an album of my fave shots of the trip sometime soon.]
iPhone catches the moment.
We’re about to board the train for the LONG ride from Toronto to Vancouver. There’s no Wi-Fi during this leg of the journey except at major station stops. I’ll try to do a post with photo(s) during the longish layover in Winnipeg.
Addendum: here’s a chartreuse cap shot taken during the layover in Winnipeg.
Canon G11 ex post facto.
We’re taking a chill day. The long legs on the train without the luxury of having a sleeper are taxing–doable, but it really makes one appreciate the supine position. Anyway, here’s a mixed bag of photos taken sometime during the past week.
En route to Halifax, Maggie snoozing on the train.
Old and new in Montréal.
Near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia getting artsy fartsy.
Jazzy mural in Halifax.
Canon G11 mixing it up.
Carrying on the chartreuse cap theme, this was a must take shot.
And since tomorrow is Halloween:
Canon G11 on the streets of Halifax.
Backtracking to two contrasting views from the train ride between Vancouver and Toronto. (These photos were taken on a speeding, jostling train through rather dirty windows.)
This was the view of Mt. Robson (the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies).
And here’s a shot of the Saskatchewan landscape–flat in all directions for hundreds of miles. (Note: this shot was taken in the late afternoon while the train was rolling along at full speed. I used TV mode with the shutter set speed set to 1/640″ to “freeze” the foreground.)
Canon G11 looking back at looking out.