After a couple of restful days it was time to move on to a part of the trip we had been particularly looking forward to, although we were not quite sure what to expect; our trip on the Rocky Mountaineer.
We waited patiently on the station before being allowed to go to our designated seats. We were travelling Silver class and had the same seats for the whole journey.
We were soon on our way and had plenty of time to get used to the facilities and relax as we passed through the countryside.
Being sat for such a long journey as well as seeing the sights, I had plenty of chances to do some sketching. This mainly consisted of drawings of fellow passengers on the first day.
The train did slow whenever there was an interesting view and we were told all about it.
One aspect of the journey was seeing the devastation that can be caused by the forest fires. The large one we passed had been accidentally started by an off duty reserve fireman. The long stumps of the trees stood out against the vegetation that had started to return and I tried to capture this image.
A really enjoyable first day with the only slight downside being the time it took us to actually get into Kamloops. The company does not own the train track so has to stop every now and again to let goods trains pass.