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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lobstick.

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How Far From Lobstick 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 Lobstick to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lobstick and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Lobstick to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lobstick ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chip Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Lobstick   [Map]

Cynthia   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Nojack   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Rocky Rapids   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]

Round Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Sands   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Tomahawk   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wildwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lobstick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lobstick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6000, Longitude: -115.1667     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Lobstick to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.171 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.273 degrees.

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