You know those people who do wildly ambitious things like biking or running or walking across the country? Why doesn’t someone cartwheel across the country…. somebody like me?!? Like seriously, that would be crazy fun!
Except for the fact that half the trip would be upside down and I’d probably get a concussion from my brain rattling around so much.
Also it doesn’t help that the most cartwheels I’ve ever done in a day is probably something like 30-40, which would get me about 100m.
6,750km is just not realistic so I’m just gonna let that dream die now.
But for this very weird Canada Day we’re having this year (or not having, if the overlords would have their way), let’s forget all about politics and take a trip across the country to visit the gorgeous places I have cartwheeled in the last 13-ish years.
It’s kind of shameful that at one time I lived a few hours from the BC border and this is about as much as I’ve seen of the province. But there you go, beautiful BC forest in the Rockies.
I heart the mountains so much. I forget where this is.
There’s always more to see in Waterton!
We rented a kayak and rowed all the way to the other side to touch the farthest point. It doesn’t look that far but I think it took at least an hour and a half one way. Highly recommend!!
Birthday bash in Banff! Everyone talks about how amazing Banff is, but… I dunno, the touristy aspect of it just isn’t for me. Just give me the mountains.
Drumheller has got to be one of the coolest cartwheeling backdrops I’ve had yet. One day just isn’t enough time to absorb it all, though, so if you’re planning a trip, give yourself a few days at least!
Lethbridge is the home to not only the longest but also the highest steel railway trestle bridge in the world — over 5,327 feet long and 314 feet high. It’s fun to climb on the bottom when a train crosses and feel it rattle. 🙂
Down in the coulees in Lethbridge near the river bottom.
The University of Lethbridge campus has a building that looks like Noah’s Ark resting right in the coulees. I don’t know if that was intentional, but that’s what it always makes me think of. (It’s not in this photo, but I have nothing interesting to say about this spot😁.)
My friends in Swan River have such a lovely view in their backyard with this river running behind it! I’m kinda jealous.
Sometimes I’m a bit self-conscious about cartwheeling in public places because it’s kinda a weird thing for a grown woman to be doing, so it depends on my mood when and where I get the shots. Hence a lot of backyard photos, this time in Winnipeg.
Do you know where this is??
I think my cousin was embarrassed, but we were about to cross back into Ottawa and I was like, “But I have to get a cartwheel photo in Quebec real quick first!” So there ya go, some yellow doors in Gatineau.
Lion’s Lookout in Huntsville has an awesome view. If you’re ever out that way you’ve got to check it out…. just make sure your car has some power, it’s a super steep drive!
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington are really cool with all the plants and flowers, but I have absolutely no idea what that thing is… A cartwheeling sculpture, perhaps??
Hahaha, it looks like I have really short arms!😂 Uptown Waterloo is a fun place for university students to hang out… not that I would have any experience with that, just assuming. 😉
A cornfield on a gravel road, does it get any more Canadian than that? Just need to photoshop in a moose and some poutine and we’re all set (I’ve never actually had poutine and I’ve lived here my whole life… is it actually a Canadian thing?).
Probably the most natural place to do a cartwheel is the beech. When you’re at the beech, no matter what time of year, it’s just a bit easier to execute a beechwheel because people don’t look at you weird. Anything goes at the beech…. Not that I should care. But I still do sometimes.
Lake Erie. Definitely not a lake of shining waters, but it will do!
It’s time to do some more travelling!
My goodness, there is so much more to Canada than that, I need to get out more! I’d love to get a bunch of photos on the east coast, hopefully soon!
Anyhoo, Happy Canada Day, y’all!