Venturetour 2006 – Week One

So we just about have our first week behind us and have pretty well ironed out all the wrinkles.

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Posters on the wall of the old schoolhouse (circa 1940) in Hudson’s Bay, SK.

Of course the first few days were somewhat dishevelled. It took us a while to get things just right in the van and figure out the best routines for Willow and ourselves. Most of the van upgrades have worked out excellent, making the tight living quarters much more bearable and actually quite comfortable. (The only hiccup has been our BBQ, seems the regulator has clogged somehow so it’s been unavailable, we’ll just have to wait until Ontario for those strip loins).

Here’s some images from the week along with maps showing each day’s progress:

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An early start, Friday August 18th

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Map – Day One

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Day One, Camp One, Tired One

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Would you have guessed Saskatoon?

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Crosses Near Aberdeen SK

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The Peaceful Prairies

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Map – Day 2

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The Cockpit

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Common road companions

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So this is where he’s from…explains a lot

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Say again?

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Mural in Hudson’s Bay, SK depicting the journeys of Henry Kelsey in this area. Apparently he is an ancestor of our family.

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Tool box on Frost and Wood grass cutter. Our grandfather Bill Kelsey worked at this plant in Smith’s Falls as a young man. (To learn more about this remarkable man, click here.)

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The above are all images from the Heritage Park at Hudson’s Bay SK.

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Map – Day 3

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Only in Canada…..

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Map – Day 4

That about cover’s it for the first few days. We had an excellent time in Riding Mountain National Park but I don’t have the images ready yet and it’s time to hit the road again.

I’ll leave you with two mystery shots – see if you can guess what these are:

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These little tents dotted the fields around Hudson’s Bay SK.

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These were found in the old schoolhouse in Hudson’s Bay.

The answers in the next post….Feel free to leave your comments.

Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2006 | 5:21 am

    Lynda Otet says:Little huts for the groundhogs & Labeled pill boxes???

  2. Gramma Kelsey
    August 29th, 2006 | 9:28 am

    Short people’s campgrounds… and Students awards or Ink for the desk ink wells.

  3. Gramma Kelsey
    August 29th, 2006 | 9:30 am

    I love your cockpit. Great for laptop computers.

  4. bill warris
    August 29th, 2006 | 5:48 pm

    the little houses are veal calfs houses.

    the other are jar caps.

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