Day 3: Manitoba and into Saskatchewan
Nice ride in Winnipeg. Then off to Saskatchewan. We have friends that live in the extreme south-west corner.
Def farm country.
Tractor pulls and fireworks for Canada Day.
Something I didn’t expect was how much of the province is covered in water. Really shallow marshes everywhere. I have never seen so many birds.
Drove through a flock of dragonfly the size of my hand. Maybe that’s a swarm of dragonfly. If I was really tiny, I’d have thought the end had come. I took them out with the front end of my van. Apocalypse averted. You’re welcome.
Sign into Saskatchewan made the Manitoba sign look like Vegas at night. Sigh.
The Parish of St. Andrew. Just north of Winnipeg on the Red River. I love exploring the history of faith as defined by ancient places of worship. This parish is 200yrs old.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan have huge wetlands that support a wide variety of waterfowl.
The communities in Prairies are all farming communities. They rely on the railway to get grain to market and these grain elevators load the trains as they go by. So many towns are dead because the railway is closed. Old abandoned grain elevators are scattered everywhere. The new ones are bigger.
Forest fires in the north of Manitoba have produced so much smoke that a haze has fallen on everything. Hundreds of kilometres away.