Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/02/2014

Photo taken on August  1, 2014

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Anne Elliott
SE of Calgary
dropped before Scouted
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Frank Lake & area
distant Rocky Mountains
rural scene

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Lost as the sun sets

Lost as the sun sets
Yesterday, I was finding the heat in my house just too unbearable, so a quick decision was made to go for a drive and enjoy the air-conditioning in my car. I don't think I saw anything different on this drive, compared to my previous two drives SE of the city, but may have got a closer shot of a baby Coot than I've taken before. After driving around Frank Lake, I decided to drive northwards - which was a bad mistake! I got lost and it must have taken me a good couple of hours to finally get on the right road. The roads have two different numbers, and almost all of them were displaying signs with numbers that were not familiar to me at all. The system of road numbering is so crazy here. Also, many of the backroads have no exit, and it took me so long to finally get back to a road that would let me go south. Road signs are also very confusing. I was SO relieved to find the right road, especially as the sun had set and I definitely didn't want to find myself lost in the middle of nowhere in the dark. I had visions of having to find somewhere I could pull off and sleep in my car overnight.

Of course, I got home much later than I had hoped. I needed to get all my things ready for today and I eventually fell asleep around 3:00 a.m., with my alarm set to go off at 4:30 a.m.! Being so late did mean that I caught the pale pink of the sunset over the distant Rocky Mountains. Another hour and I have a 45-minute drive to meet friends. Wish I could just fall into bed!!

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I just love photos like this! Typical Alberta landscape, especially in your area!

(I have gotten lost on the back roads before too! Though I have a cell phone, it would likely be useless as I wouldn't particularly be able to describe where I am when I'm lost. It does have a compass feature, which came in handy as I was really lost and all turned around. However, the battery was low which could be a problem in dire need. I now try to make sure my cell phone is charged up whenever I am leaving for photo drives.)
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