The Long Road to Saskatoon

I am heading off to Saskatoon today. It has been 20 years since I was last there. Rather shameful delay, actually, since I earned my geophysics badge in Saskatoon and was treated really well by all the professors at the University of Saskatchewan. (In other words, none of them failed me.) I should have not waited twenty years to return for a visit, but it is an eight-hour drive from my home in Calgary. That makes it too far to drive, yet too close to fly. So, I just don’t go there. However, with the help of a good friend, I finally drove up to the city named for a bright blue low-hanging fruit. The route between the two cities is a rather monotonous trail. Lots of wheat and canola. And hundreds of ranches with alfalfa and clover – great nectar sources that make the area one of the best in the world for honey production. Today’s blog posting is simply a few pictures from the drive.

Not all of Alberta’s energy is sucked from the ground.

Youngstown, Alberta. There is another Youngstown (in Ohio) not far from
my childhood home in Pennsylvania. (I have heard it is also losing population.)

Saskatchewan in Sight


About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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