Day 2 - Sat 12 Apr 2003
Slept well - but I
think my body is still running on UK time! Checked out of my hotel, and got stuck with the
taxes, so ended up paying C$234, but I'm happy enough! Rang the B&B that let me down,
and let them know that I was not very happy! Got to the train station with a hour to kill
- the station is very grand, a tall barrel roof with destinations carved into the stone.
Got on the train,
and found my bunk, the people on the train are good fun, a lot of excitement exploring the
train! The landscape is still in winter mode here - some snow on the ground and
little green. At the moment the scenery is very flat. One woman on the train is
commenting the trip for her husband - "look, snow", "look, trees".
Cabin fever could be setting in real soon now!!
I'm in the
minority here, as most of the other travellers appear to be in the older section of the
Strange - no
matter where you go in the world, people always wave at trains! Just had a lovely lunch -
juice, veggie burger, and chocolate cake! Ready for a sleep now, but I just can't! Prices
here are quite cheap, if I'd have had to pay for that meal it would have cost C$12.
We stopped off at
Capreol, a smallish train town which is slowly dying as the train does, everyone else puts
jumpers and coats on, as they 'de-train', I just had my T-shirt on.
The train keeps
rolling on, and the next meal is due - Chicken, and a yummy cheesecake.
I returned to the
skydome to watch the stars, but the curved roof and reflections from downstairs make it
impossible. Off to bed now, and hope to drop off quickly - the beds are very comfortable,
and have a mini hammock to store all your stuff. Heavy curtains offer privacy - just like
the train in "Some Like It Hot", all we need now is a hot water bottle full of
My neighbour is
travelling Canada as part of her PhD on a ceramic artist. Some of the family emigrated to
Canada, and brought some of his pieces with them. My other bunk mate works for the railway
- 8 days on, and 6 days off, but it takes him 19hrs to get to work!
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