Observations of Montreal

I have been in Montreal now for two days and here are a few things I have noticed.

  • Very bad drivers (I saw someone reverse through a red light)
  • Its much warmer than the west coast at this time of the year
  • Some people are grumpy about english
  • Has a distinct “european” feel to it
  • Lots of brick buildings
  • Did I mention bad drivers?

Trip report: Paradise meadows

Last week I spent the day hiking around Paradise Meadows in Strathcona park near Mt. Washington alpine resort. As I left it was very overcast and on the way up the mountain there was a thick blanket of fog. Luckily we were able to get above the clouds which made for a nice sunny autumn day. The weather was sunny and crisp and most of the plants were in varying shades of oranges, reds and yellows.