One more for the driving thrills list
Sometimes highway driving can be painfully boring. The bland scenery, long straight stretches and constant construction in the summer can be a turnoff. Not so much on Highway 1 where the road can be closed for 30 minutes (or three hours on a couple of previous drives) and the scenery looks like this:
In my post about my adventures on Vancouver Island, I wrote about some of the thrills to be experienced driving the TransCanada Highway between Calgary and Kelowna. After my recent trip back to Calgary, I can add one more thrill:
The Mountain Goat Swerve
This mountain goat was licking the pavement in the middle of the two-lane highway with cars going by in each direction. There was luckily a big shoulder on my side so I could pull over to watch. I think I was entering a construction area so the speed limit was down to 80 km but still, this guy wasn’t moving.
Then a big transport truck flew by and startled it so it finally got off the road. Thankfully that it didn’t get hit by the next car. Once it clambered up the hill, it nicely posed for some photographs.
This was a first for me to see a mountain goat in the wild (sort of), so it made my day!
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