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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluesky ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Gage
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
  • Last Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Lake
  • Poplar Ridge
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Ridge
  • Scotswood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotswood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotswood
  • Spirit River
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Tangent
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangent

How Far From Bluesky to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bluesky to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bluesky and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 256 miles [412 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bluesky to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,165 miles [9,921.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,926 miles [11,146.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluesky) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluesky. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.0667, Longitude: -118.2500    
<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bluesky to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.695 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.312 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.962 degrees.









 

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