The Road HomeI stopped in Virden and had a late supper at the A&W there. I elected to eat in as I wanted to take a break from driving and gather my wits about me before the long drive home.
Once I tucked the grease away, I was on my way down the Trans-Canada. I passed by Brandon without incident and I dodged a deer carcass at one spot. Apparently someone had hit one and the body was in my lane, but I was awake enough to cut over and avoid it. That would have messed my Civic up!
As I approached Portage la Prairie, I saw a CN westbound freight approaching. I had lots of time, so I decided to try a quick night photograph of the train. I pulled off to a quiet side road and quickly set up my tripod and camera and shot this 5 second exposure. I didn't have a chance to get closer to the tracks before the train arrived.
I took a few longer exposures of the train, including the 30 second exposure below.
|There were Northern Lights?|
I carried on home without incident - although I did pull off a time or to for a quick 5 minute shuteye - and arrived home at 1:34 AM with only a couple of podcasts remaining on my phone.
- 25 new-to-me grain elevators
- 647 photos taken with my DSLR (Canon T1i)
- 28 photos taken with my iPhone 6
- 1,254 km driven over 21 hours and 48 minutes (57 km/hr average)
- $100.26 in gasoline
- Umpteen podcasts listened to
- One tick stowaway
- One great set of memories!
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