Central Butte to Swift Current (Aug 20, 2020)

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Harvest quality assurance inspector.

We left Central Butte and headed for the Trans Canada highway at Chaplin. We then headed west to Swift Current and to the campground just west of the city. The southerly views from the campground are incredible and we have the best spot. Once settled, we drove to Saskatchewan Landing where Highway 4 crosses the South Saskatchewan River, still technically Lake Diefenbaker. The Goodwin House is a provincial historic house and has a Red River Cart on display outside. We then toured the campgrounds on the north shore of the lake and also the small village of Saskatchewan Landing, which left us with good feelings about living in a community like that. We then trailed off on the south shore to a small parking spot from where we could hike through a variety of historic spots. It was too hot to do it today, but we are determined to return and do the hike. On the way back to Swift Current, Lez spotted an antelope in the field and Lee spotted a small stand of wheat that had been missed during the harvest. Tut, tut! Back at the campground we had a steak supper and finished the wine while sitting on a bench overlooking the south view. We never get tired of that.

Lez is surpised: but really shouldn't be! A huge Marina with sailboats, party boats, houseboats moored at Sask Landing Marina. And the village looks like it has a lot of snowbirds living there - wintering in the US - but not likely this year! Those homes are well equipped to handle winter - couple of them up for sale!! hmmm... I wonder how many other such temptations will be found before our journey is over!