I was in no hurry to get started today. I had breakfast with friends and sorted and packed my things. Some people left very early, but those who were hanging around exchanged special good-byes.
The morning was warmer than the few before it. I didn’t need all my layers. I headed east on Highway 1, a 4-lane divided highway with the highest speed limit allowed in Canada – 110 km/h or 68 mph! Wow! we get to go fast today!! The highway skirts small towns and goes stright through the middle of cities. Canadians do this their own way.
The weather today was perfect for riding. It was sunny with no clouds in the morning a a few puffy, white clouds in the afternoon. The temperature was 75 dgrees most of the day.
On travel days there usually aren’t too many things to photograph and today was no exception. The terrain of eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan is low, rolling, grass-covered hills with very few trees. Cultivated crops seem to be hay and wheat. Occasionally I saw small herds of cows grazing.
I decided to stop a bit early and get a campsite in Moose Jaw, SK. I had to wait for a freight train on my way into town. This was a common occurrence when I was growing up in Western Springs, but I haven’t had to wait for a freight in many years. The delay gave me a chance to take a picture.
I got a sandwich at Subway for dinner and made my way to the campground.
They have a lovely, shaded, grassy area for tents. It’s near some standing water, so there are mosquitos – probably the worst I’ve encountered on this trip.
Across the street behind the Visitors’ Center is the world’s largest moose. Apparently the hunt them with airplanes.
Tomorrow I’m going to the International Peace Garden on the border. Google it for details.