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Land of Living Skies

The fields extend to the horizon, with on top of that the invinite skySaskatchewan is also called the Land of Living Skies. While the southern part of Saskatchewan is dominated by seemingly endless grain fields, the landscape changes all the time. The prairie is at times gently undulating, called the "Rolling Hills", with sometimes, for Canadian standards, twisty roads. Other areas are actually completely flat; the fields extend to the horizon, with on top of that the infinite sky. Only small green oases - f houses surrounded by trees - break occasionally this pattern.

Writing-on-Stone - Source of Inspiration

Have you ever experienced a landscape touching something deep within you?
The prairie with its flat meadows reminds me of western movies, especially of the photographically beautiful movie "Dances with Wolves". But how can one describe the feeling, which captured me?

To the grain fields

In south Saskatchewan, in the middle of infinite translucent grain fields shining gloriously golden yellow in the fall, we spontaneously bend from the highway onto a gravel road. In this province nearly all streets radiating from the highway are gravel roads. It turns out they are all access roads to farms. We are so bold as to ring the doorbell of the farm house that we could see while driving on the road. We’d like to find out if anyone here is willing to tell us something about working on such a farm, and perhaps also to show us around a bit.

Summer in the City - Edmonton

We experience the sunny side of Edmonton after our last two weeks have been rather cool and rainy. We visited Edmonton before, in October 2007, it was cloudy and chilly. I remember wearing a warm jacket. Back then we were not overly enthusiastic about the city. But this time with 28 degrees Celsius and bright blue skies we see Edmonton in a different light.

Saskatchewan – more than just flat

Saskatchewan is not a famous province in Canada and usually not on the itinerary of most tourists. If you happen to have heard of Saskatchewan before, you probably know that the province is located in the interior, that it’s flat, has straight roads and lots of corn fields. This is mainly the case for the south, but the northern part of Saskatchewan shows a different side. We visited Prince Albert National Park, that protects a slice of the ‘boreal’ forest.

Weather in Waterton Lakes National Park

Many people believe that Canada is a cold country. But to show you that even in fall it can be pretty warm.

By the end of September we are now in Waterton (National Park) in Southern Alberta. We are in 1,300 m hight in the Rocky Mountains - and are sweating!

National Canadian Forecast shows a todays maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.

Wetter in Waterton (09-2011)

Route 1-31: 8,087 km

Our Itinerary from 25. July til 23. September 2011 was a total of 8,087 km. If you will look at Google Maps there are 6,897 km calculated, and it shall take you 4 days and 10 hours. It took us a little more time: 60 days.

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