Sunday, 28 February 2021
Friday, 26 February 2021
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
Not something you see everyday . . . especially in a pasture in central Alberta. A couple of old Jags circa 1960.
A friend of mine restored an early 1960's Jaguar some years back...what a beauty!
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Friday, 19 February 2021
Temperatures were around the -30C mark the week of February 8, 2021 in my part of Alberta. February 15 is a holiday in Alberta so since I had a long weekend I decided to take a fast road trip.
My claim to fame is that I have taken every ferry in Alberta and Saskatchewan and I am making my way through the list of British Columbia ferries. The inland ferries in British Columbia, not the coastal ones. There are fourteen of them.
During the weekend of February 13/14/15 I drove to Glade, British Columbia and made the ferry crossing. Highways were bare and it was much warmer than Alberta. Actually Glade is on the other side of the river. You take a side road off the highway and take the ferry to Glade across the Kootenay River. Without the ferry Glade would be totally isolated. There is not much to see in Glade at this time of year. It is about three hundred people and is a farming community. I have four ferries left to take in British Columbia.
Located here if interested: 49.395288, -117.544511
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Monday, 15 February 2021
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Yes it is cold in my part of Alberta. It is even colder in other parts of the province.
I am kind of amused when I drive to work in the morning listening to the radio and hearing them talk about the cold. This happens every winter, we get at least one nasty cold snap during this time. It can hardly be a surprise, after all, this is Canada.
Most of my driving life my vehicle has been parked outside. In my much younger days I was the remote car starter for my dad, and sometimes mom, and that graduated into adulthood for me being my own remote car starter. I never bothered getting one of those installed in any of my vehicles. I had been trudging outside in the cold to start vehicles for years so far so no reason to stop now. Now in my fifties I am grateful to have heated underground parking, it came with the place.
In the meantime I am hunkering down and riding out this deep freeze which should break this coming weekend.
Monday, 8 February 2021
The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church also known as the New Kiev church is located southwest of Two Hills Alberta. The Holy Trinity Parish was established in 1908. A log church building was completed in 1918 and the present church was completed in 1947. Both churches were built mostly by Polish immigrants, hence the name “New Kiev”.
The church was a local landmark, sitting majestically on a hilltop and serving the area’s parishioners for seven decades. It closed for regular services in 1999 but was used for special services after that. Unfortunately, the church was burned by arsonists in Jul 2020 and it was completely destroyed.
These pictures were taken in Jul 2019.