Day 2 Abraham Lake-Windy Point
Luckily it cleared up after a nap so I headed to Abraham Lake. The first photo isn’t of the lake but I was getting close and the light was such that I couldn’t resist a stop.
It was cloudy and made for great mood. I went to Windy Point which miraculously wasn’t windy at all. Often I have to brace myself against a rock and hang on to my equipment for dear life in fear of being blown away.All the ensuing photos were taken from this one area. The lake was a light turquoise which is a feature of this body of water (in the summer it becomes a bright turquoise) and the low levels at this time of year lent to some interesting shapes and textures of the exposed gravel and sand.Interesting knarled trees spot the landscape, there are a variety of subjects.
After driving above the the parking lot I realized that I wasn’t alone as I had thought. There were a few Rocky Mountain sheep below me. They all stopped and checked me out then resumed grazing but had probably been watching me some time before I realized their presence. Nothing like being aware of my surroundings, especially in bear country.
There were small groups of White -crowned sparrows.
I did not regret making this trip in the late afternoon, probably only drove 40km to get here. the first time here I missed the entrance because it is just before the highway goes through cutrock. Keep your eyes open for oncoming traffic.After ascending above the parking lot I realized that I wasn’t alone as I had thought. There were a few Rocky Mountain sheep below staring up at me. They all stopped and checked me out then resumed grazing but had probably been watching me some time before I realized their presence. Nothing like being aware of my surroundings, especially in bear country. I love this country where the time goes by quickly because there is so much to see and it never gets boring. My preference was to stay close to the cabins and spend time walking rather than be in the car most of the time. I returned to home base later in the day, with quick stops at Fish Lake and Goldeye Lake to see the changes, and the deer, which were plentiful and vowed to use the electric heat rather than the wood stove mostly because of my asthma.
Nice picturistic Mountain view
May 12, 2015 at 2:53 am
May 12, 2015 at 9:37 am
Abraham Lake is definitely windy! I have only driven by in winter and we decided not to go for a walk in the area at that time.. It was freezing with the wind! I was surprised by the size of the lake. I knew it was big, but it was much larger then I had anticiptaed. And we also met the bighorn sheep, wonder if they always hang around in the area? Lovely pictures you have captured of Abraham Lake.
May 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm
What a breathtaking nature around Abraham Lake. And you captured some stunning photos. I really like the one where you play with the foreground up against that spectacular background.
May 18, 2015 at 3:45 am
Your photos are incredible. I cannot praise them enough. Thank You.
May 18, 2015 at 6:31 am
Glad you enjoyed them and thank YOU for your kind comments.
May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm