The Flin Flon Adventures: Day 5 Part 2 Alberta
So fluently we went from Saskatchewan to Alberta - no fancy sign or anything alerting us of the change but something strange happened on the fields all of the sudden.
Upon closer inspection it became clear what was happening - oil and gasfield exploration in the midst of agriculture. land cattle and fossil fuels would be the slogan for Alberta province.
Still straight roads it gets a bit more hilly billy.
And modern oilpumps come in different flavors but all of them are painted in bright colors. To make them more friendly looking?
The classic oil pump.
And yeah just fields I like fields.
more fields with more gastanks they have serious natural gas reserves in Alberta. Makes it a wealthy province - even so - as we later found out - the famers get only a tiny compensation for having something like this on their fields - if they refuse then the companies go to the neighbor farmer and just drill vertically to access the same gas/oil bubble. Not nice practice if you ask me - leaving the farmers poor and the oilcompanies rich.
Huge all over the place along our journey sticking out like monuments of human technological feats - so we could not figure out what they actually transmitted because it was neither cellphone nor radio most of the time.
More jumpin moose.
Donīt ask. I donīt know.
And we found the road that leads to heaven - if you believe in such things - I donīt so it just too us further west instead of into the sky.
Two of my favorite field pictures of the whole trip :)
Me the Sunset Sucker. I mentioned already that this was the longest sunset I ever witnessed because we where driving right into it without any interruption for hours and therefore we think that must have made it longer.
With the sun just set we arrive in Edmonton. The oil refinery glittering in the distance like a scene out of star wars. It didnīt make us feel like we wanted to stay so we went on looking for a better place - that was a a real good decision - see it in part 3 of day 5.