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Off to Saskatchewan, Day 7

We started the day driving at 8:35 am, mileage 2475 kilometres, with the goal of reaching Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Friends of ours, had warned me that the prairies are just plain boring, and after driving for a few hours, we would want nothing else but to be done with them. Well, we found the exact opposite, the prairies are radiant, the acres and acres of canola were glowing amongst the grasslands and the bright blue skies.

The prairies in Saskatchewan
The prairies in Saskatchewan

As we drove towards Buffalo Provincial Park, the landscape changed dramatically, we were once again overwhelmed with the beauty.

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Campsite #22 Shady Lane, at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Campsite #22 Shady Lane, at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

After setting up our tent, having some lunch, we were ready for a swim in the lake. The lake is 35 kilometres long, and 2 kilometres wide. When you first enter the water, we had to walk through quite a bit of seaweed, gross, but once in the water, we found it very cold and refreshing. As usual, Matt was far braver than I in the water. I basically ran in, quickly dunked myself, than ran out faster! It was cold!

Matt swimming Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Matt swimming Buffalo Pound Provincial Park