Time to head back up North to "The Field" as the Oil and Gas production areas are called. A quick stop in Edmonton and then the whole month staying in Dawson Creek, BC and working near Bay Tree, AB 30 minutes away. Check out the Sunrises and Sunsets, wow!
|This Inspection gig has it's moments|
All packed up and left Calgary in about -15 C. Over night in Edmonton to have a look around Whyte Ave for the first time in 20 years. I think I like it better than Jasper Ave which is in the city centre.
|Ok Really ready now|
|Get me out of here. At red light this|
"great" driver is stopped in the
intersection, nice one.
|Sunset on the Queenie 2 highway to Edmonton|
The Metterra Hotel on Whyte Ave. Breakfast not as good as reviewed and/or expected.
shot of Whyte
|Dorinku - Octopus Wasabi, Saki|
and Wild Salmon
|Holy crap that wasabi salad was hot!|
Blues on Whyte at the Commercial Hotel
|Early on a Sunday, still good|
On to the Great White North without my lip sweater...! Destination Dawson Creek "mile zero" of the Alaska Highway.
|And get the rest of that Wasabi out of it|
|Crossing the North Saskatchewan River looking at City |
|My favourite Train bridge - Rochfort Bridge|
|I love it!|
|The great wide open|
|Still a snowy landscape|
|My new home for the duration of the job...a month?|
It actually has another bedroom too. The Pomeroy is the best!
The Job: A scheduled 26 days straight for 12 hour day shifts driving from Dawson Creek to the job site near Bay Tree inspecting a Horizontal Directional Drill under Henderson creek. The best part of starting at 7am to 7pm meant seeing Sunrise and Sunset every day! Let's see how it went.
|Rig coming in to site|
|Most of the buildings and rig in place|
|Hammering casing in|
|This isn't so bad...|
|Oh, look at that nice new drill bit|
|Still coldish, but warming|
|The temporary line in production while we drilled the new|
line to replace the one that was exposed at the creek.
|Lots of snow, there's a creek down there?|
|My view from the trailer|
|Family farm dog in the area "Junior", was a smile bringer|
|Snow melting away causing|
|Unbelievable - Moon in front, Sun behind|
|What an amazing "smoking area"|
Never used, haha
|Can you see the deer?|
|Getting warmer, no hoodie|
|Water management to keep the|
Rig Mats from floating
|Pullhead, swivel, reamer|
|Another good day|
|Look at them deer|
|Snow melting and the Creek became|
|The temp line now standing above mud|
|The only Honda Truck in the Canada Oil Patch!!!|
|Yep, in to Alberta every day.|
|Ride the slide in to the pool, swim|
300m then hit the hot tub
Wings, Pizza and Beer