I woke at about 6am and walked out to the veranda to see a lovely sunrise developing, so I grabbed the camera and went to the front of the hotel grabbing a coffee from reception on the way. It was a beautiful morning on the water and it was so peaceful watching the sunrise.
We then packed up and headed to Glacier National Park. It was a lovely park but the massive amount of road works kind of spoilt the views somewhat. It is super dry here and not the green hills that we had imagined. The glaciers were however a sight to behold.
A highlight of the day was seeing a white mountain got and his kid up close. They are interesting looking creatures.
We then headed to East Glacier to our motel for the night. When we got to our room we opened it to find peoples belongings in there opps. We went to reception and they worked out that they had double booked us. They were most apologetic and said they would upgrade us to a cabin. We were asked to follow the manager with our car,,, we headed out of town and then onto a long dirt road in the woods of Montana. We were beginning to wonder what on earth was going on until we came to a gorgeous little cabin on a hill. This was a real treat as it had just been built and it had a huge deck overlooking the pines. It was perfect. It was hard to leave this little haven but on we must go. After a coffee we headed to Many Glacier an eastern part of Glacier park. We had only just entered the park when a heap of cars pulled over up ahead. We got out watching a huge mother grizzly and her cub walking along the shore of the lake, the cub rolling and playing in the grass then running and bounding to catch up with his parent. It was amazing. We then drove to Many Glacier and this spot was gorgeous, there was a rather large motel built on the water’s edge, a perfect spot. There was a definite chill to the air by now.
It was then time to take the short drive up to the Canadian border; I was so excited to cross into Canada. We then took the short drive into Waterton Lakes our home for the night and had a look around. At the park entrance we spotted a bear jump out of the water and into the thick long grass and go out of sight. A great welcome to Waterton Lakes. Waterton is a very cute town on the lake and after having a look around we decided to take a drive out to Cameron Lake, the best place we have seen so far with scenic views of the lake, mountains and glacier. What a gorgeous spot with still water and people canoeing and spending time on the lake. This was a really gorgeous spot. On our return trip to town we had to stop suddenly for a Black bear on the road, he walked right on down the road and up to our car touching it, we were so close.. AMAZING….