Overland Travel: Spotting Grain Elevators from Killarney to Winnipeg
Today was get away day and time to head back home. Today’s trip would have me departing Killarney by car and flying back home to Vancouver, all in one day.
This post is one chapter on our trip to Killarney Manitoba, Canada. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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Read more from this trip:
- Trip Introduction: A Trip to Canada’s Bread Basket in Killarney, Manitoba via Air Canada Business Class – Pandemic Edition.
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Vancouver Domestic – Pandemic Edition
- Air Canada Business Class: Vancouver – Winnipeg – Pandemic Edition
- Courtyard Marriott Winnipeg Airport
- Overland Travel: Winnipeg – Killarney
- Killarney, Manitoba
- Overland Travel: Killarney – Winnipeg
- Air Canada Business Class: Winnipeg – Vancouver – Pandemic Edition
Activity: Spotting Grain Elevators travelling from Killarney to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Travel from Killarney to Winnipeg
235 km travelled
I was due to depart today on my own. There’s nothing like spending time with your “in laws’” but after having been on the road for a week, half of which was work trip back to back with this one, I was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed for a change.
I left MrsWT73 in Killarney for the return trip. She was going on with her mother for another 3 days to visit her aunts and cousins in Kenora, Ontario in the neighboring province – a mere 4 and a half hour drive away.
After our goodbyes and thanks for a great stay of home cooked heartland hospitality, I packed up the Mazda CX-5 and hit up the Co-Op for gas. I headed out on a series of farm roads that crossed the Pembina River several times. The river valleys made for the nicest scenery through these parts; a break from the never ending flatness.
The horizon was punctuated by the occasional wooden grain elevator. These grain elevators were getting less and less frequent thanks to lessened reliance on trains and more reliance on trucks and concrete structures in order to silo grains.
I would pass through the town, and several miles of monotony, followed by additional grain elevators.
I eventually arrived in Winnpeg and stopped at the Costco Warehouse for gasoline (and a shameless hot dog).
All in all, the drive was not all too exciting. The landscape in the prairies is flat with the occasional grain elevator punctuation.