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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boscombe ...

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.

  • Flat Lake
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Lake
  • Fork Lake
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Lake
  • Goodfish Lake
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfish Lake
  • Horseshoe Bay
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bay
  • Hoselaw
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoselaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoselaw
  • Owlseye
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owlseye came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owlseye
  • Pelican Narrows
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Narrows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Narrows
  • Saddle Lake
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)

How Far From Boscombe to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Boscombe to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,171 miles [9,931.3 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 6,938 miles [11,165.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boscombe) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boscombe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1528, Longitude: -111.4300    
<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 Boscombe 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 332.149 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.918 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.656 degrees.









 

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