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Navidad 2011-12

This is my Christmas greetings to all of you. I hope you will enjoy the photograph taken at more than 6,500 feet high. The view is  from Whistler Mountain Peak and it belongs to my Postcards from Canada collection from my summer tour.

I hope the New Year brings all of you the joy and illusion for your dreams to come true.

Here is my Christmas present, a beautiful son by Adele. Enjoy it!

Postcards from Canada III

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Spirit Island and Maligne Lake

This is my second postcard from Canada. From this small island called Spirit Island which is in the middle of Maligne Lake you can see three glaciers. The view is really amazing!

To get to  Spirit Island you must take a tour by boat which only runs  in the spring to autumn season  because the rest of the year the lake is totally frozen. Maligne Lake is fed and drained by the Maligne River.

Maligne Lake, as well as Maligne River, Maligne Mountain and Maligne Pass takes its name from the French word for malignant or wicked.

Before arriving to this lake you pass by Medicine Lake. Medicine Lake is a geologic anomaly in the sense that it is not actually a lake but rather an area in which the Maligne River (flowing from Maligne Lake into the Athabasca River) backs up and suddenly disappears underground. And maybe because of this effect, it takes its name or it would be better to say due to a not very accurate translation from the aboriginal language. It is said that the natives used the same word to express ‘medicine’ and ‘wizardry’. A good example of how a misunderstanding endures through time.

Nevertheless, it is the world’s largest underground stream.

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Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks

Though the day was not bright enough to see the Ten Peaks reflected on the lake, I must say that this spot of nature captivated me, as well as the whole West of Canada. Wordless in front of  such beauty of nature.

 Postcards from Canada: Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6183 feet (1884 m). The lake has a surface area of 0.5 km².

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