After Saskatoon, we wanted to see the sand dunes in Saskatchewan. The idea is to make it to the Great Sand Hills in the next few days. Linda found Douglas Provincial Park at the southern end of Lake Diefenbaker and we thought a night there would allow us to explore the dunes there.
We made it to the Douglas Park and the gate person suggested a beautiful site that accommodate us excellently. If it would have been available for a couple of nights we would have taken it; alas, only one night.
Part of the Great Trail meanders through Douglas Park and above is a small view of Lake Diefenbaker from the trail.
Strange how across the highway from the park, the landscape changes dramatically.
We heard that drought keeps these trees at a small stature.
We found a solar powered water trough with a discarded water pump part.
After a few bends, the trail led us to the dunes.
The sand was soft and dry and walking became like walking on a beach.
They were a lot of fun to wander through.
The usual selfie included Colin this time. I put the phone in a tree and used the camera feature on the watch to take the photo. I have found using a 3 second delay allows for better posing.
Beautiful cactus grows near the dune and it seems most of southern Saskatchewan.
It was a beautiful afternoon and late enough to start dinner preparations. Colin and I chopped some wood. I started a fire in the raised fire pit and prepared the grill for cooking.
When we were in Saskatoon, I bought these giant mesquite kabobs from Prairie Meats. Big and flavourful!
It rained overnight and we forgot to put stuff away. In the morning, I went to the gatehouse to check if the reservation for our site had been cancelled but it had not and we didn’t want to move a few sites over. Instead we headed for Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park….