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sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
That day we drove from Banff to Lake Louise, which was a fairly short drive; 57 kms. We therefore arrived fairly early in the morning and it wasn't too crowded yet. It was very cold and it was actually freezing a few degrees. We took a few shots and although the weather-conditions were challenging at best (clouds and a bright sun directly opposite of these clouds), we managed to make some decent shots. The glacial lake was like a mirror! We were lucky we arrived that early because later that morning we saw people ruining the mirror-effect with canoes! In the afternoon we experienced a mini snow-storm, which lasted for a short hour. The next day we returned to Lake Louise (after we had spent the night at the Lake Louise campsite) even more early (8 am) and it was even colder!

Lake Louise - source: Lonely Planet

Lake Louise is a much-visited and stunning lake sitting in a small glacial valley, surrounded by snowcapped mountains. The humongous Chateau Lake Louise sits at the Lake's North end; the Fairmont folks who own the chateau, are building a controversial convention center for the hotel in grizzly bear habitat - nice going guys!

Moraine Lake (15 km uphill from Lake Louise) is less visited and in my opinion more beautiful. I will upload a picture of that lake later this week.

Dead Calm (1989)- source: http://www.imdb.com

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Same Neil and Billy Zane.

A young couple, trying to get over the death of their child, go on a cruise along the coral reef in their own private yacht. After many days at sea they come upon a boat with only one survivor. The man comes aboard their ship and almost immediately begins to act erratic. Tensions slowly rise until it becomes obvious that this man is a full blown psychotic who has killed everyone on the first boat and plans to do the same to them.
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sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
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