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Jun 22, 2011 - Gimli

Destination # 10: Gimli, MB Mileage: 276 k Arrive: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Depart: • Wednesday, June 22 After an overnight stop in the Lions Park Campground in Neepawa, MB, our next destination is Gimli, MB to reunite with long time Victoria boating friends, Barb and Tom Kummerfield. Pouring rain all night and most of the way to Gimli. Many fields either saturated or completely under water. We are traveling through Manitoba's worst flooding ever (Spring of 2011). Using the Diversion Channel around Winnipeg, the Red River was...

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Jun 11, 2011 - New Iceland

One of the places on my tentative agenda for this trip was Gimli. I grew up with Icelanders as friends and neighbors, so I had heard of the place my whole life. It was the first and largest Icelandic community in Canada, and Markerville, Alberta, was the second, with strong connections to Manitoba. I found a trail on the map through Lake Manitoba Narrows, which would save a ton of driving and bring me into Gimli from the north. The trip took us through a lot of flooded country, where the land looked very wet and sour. I saw a tractor in...

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Aug 20, 2010 - Prince Albert to Lesser Slave Lake

What a beautiful sunrise in Prince Albert—at 5:15 We drive on Hwy 3 towards Shellbrook—countryside is very hilly -lots of trees and no flat fields—all the fields have little hills or knolls in them – Near Glaslyn we turn north on Hwy 4 to Meadow Lake and then west on Hwy 55—this is a terrible road---they have scraped it or something in order to repave it—it was very rough and uneven and it poured rain most of the way. What a difference in the road as we cross into Alberta—stopped in Cold lake just inside the border. All of Cold Lake...

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Yukon Bound

Aug 15, 2010 - Dauphin to Prince Albert

August 11, Dauphin to Prince Albert Sask. We drove on Hwy 10 north from Dauphin thru Cowen, Renwer, Swan River—just before Renwer the land becomes more rolling with curves in the roads—poplar and fir trees, low brush and poor crops. Lots of weeds and abandoned homesteads and churches dot the country side. Closer to Swan River the land opens up again to better farmland. There are lots of beehives—this is the land of honey! In many fields there are domed huts - somewhat like the white calf shelters but larger- these are for crop bees—leaf...

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Yukon Bound

Aug 11, 2010 - Dauphin, Manitoba

As you already have discovered the last few entries were all done on one day and they got mixed up---computers! On the 10th of August we left Gimli and drove North on Hwy 8 to Hwy 68 and turned west. These northern prairies have some trees but are still very flat. Crops here are hay,and wheat. Not much corn, a few small herds of cattle and some horses. We drive thru very small towns seeing Ukrainian churches with the 'onion' style roof. We cross over lake Manitoba at the narrows--what a big lake and continue on 68 west to Hwy 20 where we go...

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Yukon Bound

Aug 10, 2010 - Gimli

We drive north of Winnipeg on RD 8 too Gimli--farm land--flat with alot of hay and grains growing---hay is all baled and standing in the fields --big bales---some of the wheat is being cut now and some not ripe. Gimli We are stopping in Gimli to visit a fishing buddy of Dave's. We decide to spend a night here and relax and tidy up the campers etc. Another history lesson--Gimli was an Icelandic block settlement town and it and the surrounding area is known as New Iceland on the western shore of lake Winnipeg--larges Icelandic ancestry...

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Yukon Bound

Jul 7, 2005 - Gimli

Day 3 of driving! Thunder Bay to Gimli, Man. (an hour north of Winnipeg) We spent a day at Gimli with my friend -- visiting and doing chores like oil changes and seeing the dentist for Katie's filling which fell out again! --- followed by an interesting dinner -- think Cuba meets Italy in cuisine. This is the mosquito and bug capital of Canada - we were 'lucky' enough to hit fish fly season as well. (While fish flies are ucky, the deer flies in New Orleans were more irritating) You'll see Katie and Joan at the Viking - donated by the Govt...

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