report # 46 1770 kms
The sign says this is WAKAW. That means" Crooked" in Cree. I don't think they were referring to the moral attributes, but rather the shape of the 19 kms long lake nearby. Beautiful place to take the family.
Young Johnie Diefenbaker had his office here and this is where he met his first wife. Before that it was a Presbyterian Church Mission, so it's one of the few places that wasn't created because of the Railway. Before that it was occupied by the Cree. What a difference a 100 years make. Today with a population just under 1000, Wakaw is a bustling little town. With the Canola harvest coming up, the future is looking good, and the beaches are looking full.
The smells are changing though. Nights are getting cooler already and there was a heavy mist in the air this morning. It's beginning to feel like we may get an early fall. Hope I'm wrong but I looked up the forecast in my ol' trusty Farmer's Almanac, and it confirms the awful truth. It's been accurate since the Dead Sea was just getting sick, so I'm sticking by it.
Catch you later