April 30, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).
Photo of the Day: F.
April 26 marks the 24th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. I traveled there in 2008 and shot a series of creep-tacular photos.
This picture shows the abandoned children's play park & Ferris wheel. Children have not played here since 1986.
Old (closed) Highway 15 bridge over the South Saskatchewan River. Near Outlook, Saskatchewan, April 2010.
Photo of the Day: Faded Canadian Legion in Loverna, SK.
Back in Edmonton after 2777km. I made lots of notes of other (closer) places to visit. There's a lot abandoned stuff out there...
And the roadtrip through Southwestern Saskatchewan continues, I've seen some pretty amazing places, including the ghost town of Bounty, SK. I've added some pictures over on Flickr - see: "I just snapped" on the right. Many more to come.
I stayed in Swift Current last night and I'm torn about tonight. If I stay in the south, it'll mean a hell of a long drive on Sunday to Edmonton. Or, I can push it today and stay further north.
Unlike the last two nights, I won't make a reservation. I'll just decide how far I feel like driving. Today I plan to shoot for the extreme SW of Saskatchewan and perhaps peer over the border into Montana. I'd pop into the States, but I've got too much gear with me. I don't feel like a long sit down with border officials -- on both sides of the boundary.
And so it goes.
Fading memories near Loverna, Saskatchewan.
Day two of my Southwestern Saskatchewan adventure is about to start -- after another cup of soapy coffee (?) and a shower.
It's early morning in Kindersley, SK, and I have lots of territory to cover today-- all the way to the Montana border. I'm shocked at how much abandoned stuff is out here. It's quite amazing.
The weather has been perfect (13C and sunny). The fields are dry (actually too dry for the farmers). And there are no bugs (especially wood ticks) to speak of.
I've seen lots of wildlife: deer, coyotes and returning geese. And I'm stunned by the beauty of this desolate landscape.
Tonight I'll likely stay in Swift Current, SK.
More to come!