For the last number of years we have spent the Christmas and New Years holidays at home alternating between relaxing and trying to get a little work done and not being very successful at either. However, this year we decided that we needed a change so we headed to one of our favourite places in the mountains, Aurum Lodge. So after we stuffed ourselves with turkey and all the good stuff that goes with it on Christmas Day and did a little Boxing Day shopping we drove to the lodge on December 27th and settled into one of the cabins there. We had a wonderful time, spending a lot of it just relaxing and going for hikes around the lodge with K’san, our Bernese Mountain Dog, and Aura, the lodge’s Berner.
We also did some photography, as we had some new gear to test and review. On one of our excursions we had an incredible encounter with a lone black wolf. It is rare enough to see a wolf in the wild, let alone photograph it, but we were able to get a few photographs of it before it disappeared into the forest. Below are a few of our favourite images of it. – Mark & Leslie