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Leaving Calgary and heading east, we've been travelling through Canada's Praries. Though largely featureless the landscape of the plains is not unattractive. Clouds, great painterly dabs of white and grey, sit in the huge sky, which meets the land at an impossibly distant horizon. Listening to music as we travel the clouds, constantly shifting shape as they drift by, take on the appearance of some immense iTunes visualisation.

Our stay in Regina, Saskachewan, has been a stopover rather than a destination in itself, and today we're on the road again to Winnipeg. Meanwhile, an interesting detour has presented itself. There's a small town called Carman about an hour's drive from Winnipeg that, we have heard, was founded by and named after some of Ben's distant relatives. We're going to visit the library and museum there to find out more.

Posted by shoestring 08:37 Archived in Canada Tagged sky canada manitoba regina plains praries carman saskachewan

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Crikey Ben (for I'm assuming it is he), those flatlands have certainly brought out the poet in you! Perhaps your outpourings could be called 'Plainsong'....ho! ho!

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