Sidetrack

Yesterday (Friday) we drove in to our penultimate site of this trip. Garden River is a small community of about 500 people just inside Wood Buffalo National Park. The most interesting thing about it is getting there. Last time I was there we drove on a corduroy road for the last 50 Km or so. This year they’re in the process of building a gravel road. This is the new, improved, under construction road:

This is the station from where we abandon the truck:

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The actual work at Garden River went pretty smoothly so we decided to get Fort Vermillion done too. The station there is at the Agriculture Canada compound. It’s a great spot to work, it’s well maintained and things usually go smoothly.

Once we were done at Fort Vermillion we had to pick between: drive an hour back to High Level and have an 8 hour drive home Saturday; and drive 4 hours to Peace River and have a 5 hour drive Saturday, we went with Peace River.

We went the quiet back way between Fort Vermillion and Peace River.

This is Northern Alberta farmland (the camera was crooked, oops)

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This one is the La Crete ferry across the Peace River

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As it happens, Clint was headed to Peace River to visit his family Friday after work because this trip was initially planed to take until Monday. We’re done everything 2 days early and the level 5 tech I was with said he didn’t mind if I stayed with Clint so here I am in Peace River helping my in-laws build their new deck. Life is not boring.

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