MP3 track of the day: none - my MP3 player seems to be broken (more on this later).
Weather: Sunny, dry and cool ... perfect
Once ready I picked up my MP3 player only to notice that the screen had gone black. When charging usually there was a battery with the word 'charging' flashing, however nothing. I played around with it to see if it was a loose connection ... nothing. So I put it in my pocket and headed off to the bus station.
I was glad to have left the 'Samesun' hostel in Banff; sure it's not there fault in regards to the behaviour of their guests, but as every dorm seemed to be the same it did feel as though this was the kind of backpacker they were trying to cater for (the young slob ... or my brother Edd).
I arrived at the bus station 1hr 45mins before my coach was due. Once there I tried several ways to charge my MP3 player (through this netbook and a normal socket within the bus station ... nothing). For the rest of the time I spoke to an Aussie who was working in the bus station and who was also a professional wedding photographer with too much work on (which is good). He had a Nikon D700 (very nice bit of kit) and a 50mm lens which he said was superb. He also must have been the happiest Aussie in the world (for 8:00am in the morning); he chatted to everyone and was a really nice fella.
Anyway my coach arrived and I was greeted by a very happy and helpful driver; however I was not so amused ... I had a 12hr trip and no music. There was only one hope, a girl I had met in Jasper and 2 days ago in Banff (Lilly) said she was going to be getting on this coach at Lake Louise and hopefully the case was still true; then I would have someone to talk to.
After an hour we pulled into Lake Louise and there she was ... few! All the way we chatted about lots of subjects (including what annoys us about Canada ... with hindsight probably not the best subject for a Canadian coach). There were few moments of comedy, apart from a gentleman, to our left, who fell asleep and snored like the sound of a British WW2 battleships sonar when it detected a U-boat ... very funny.
Also after we switched drivers the second guy must have always wanted to be a tour guide and he picked out bits for us to see; the best one was a waterfall in which a few people got their cameras ready ... only when we got there if you blinked you missed it.