Up at the crack of ten in the morning where I threw my stuff together and guzzled a large coffee. Back on the road reversing part of the trip from the day before to Moose Jaw and Assiniboia. My main reason is that I saw that part of Saskatchewan in the dark and I might have missed something. It turns out I did not miss anything. If you have never been to Moose Jaw I found it confusing to get around at night. Different story during the day.
Once back in Assiniboia I headed east on Highway 13 until I got to Highway 36 which I took south all the way through Coronach east to where it became Highway 18 and then north on Highway 34. Once I got off Highway 13 I never saw anyone else on a motorcycle which was easy to figure out why after a few miles. I am the only one dumb enough to travel these horrible somewhat paved highways on a motorcycle. Strangely enough I saw a guy driving a Porsche on these roads. I was considering taking Highway 36 south to cross the Canada/USA border again except it looked worse than the highway I was on.
The bugs on the highway were unreal. They are also big in Saskatchewan. I ducked a few times at highway speed because I thought I was going to hit a small bird in flight. The bugs are that big. Not to mention it was hot. I think I lost a few pounds due to sweating.
|South of Bengough, Saskatchewan July 31, 2016.
Once in Swift Current I needed a coffee. I was contemplating heading straight back home which would take me about four hours and I might make it back at about midnight. I called a hotel in Swift Current and they had a room available and no internet in most of the hotel due to technical difficulties. I politely said I would really like internet if they had a room that had it. She said she would have one if I did not mind the second floor.
I pulled into the hotel and the lot was almost full. I was hoping there was a room and they were not booked solid. I got to the hotel and she said she would upgrade me. She might have done this as she said her husband rode a motorcycle and he was off on a road trip. I got to the room and got a bit of a shock. I got a suite with a king size bed at the base rate. Turns out the internet did not work in the room however I really did not care at this point. On the other hand I did have a massive bed all to myself. Tomorrow would be straight back home, enough adventure for now.