Fort Qu’Appelle – Melville

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 7.36.01 AMToday: 81.5 km

To date: 2,121 km

To go: 5,679 km

Started the day with a healthy, hearty breakfast of oatmeal and followed that up with donuts and pastries at the local bakery!  Oh well, good intentions of not being completely glutenous.

BeFunky_DSC_0067.jpgI was regretting stuffing myself with sugar and chocolate as soon as we turned back onto the Hwy 10 and I saw the road rising above me.  Nothing says good morning like a massive climb – massive by Prairie standards, not BC standards.

The ride was pleasant with a wind propelling us along.  The birds in these areas are very territorial – red-wind blackbirds will call out at you as you go through, but today there was an abundance of another type of small bird.  These ones would ‘pretend’ to attack you – swooping at your head and dive-bombing you until you got the h*** out of their home!

Melville has got to be the smallest, least-happening city I have ever been to.  We struggled to find a restaurant that was open!  We were directed to the Flamingo – the only place in town – and had some mediocre food.

A few interesting facts:

  • Melville is home to the first Dairy Queen ever in Canada
  • The town was named after a man who died when the Titanic sank
  • 6 NHL players have come from Melville

We found a campground for the night and were able to stay and shower for free!


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