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Owlseye, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Owlseye to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Owlseye to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 1,680 miles [2,703.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 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 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,020 miles [8,078.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Owlseye ...

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.

Elk Point   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast of Owlseye   [Map]

Flat Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Fork Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodfish Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Horseshoe Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Pelican Narrows   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Saddle Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Two Hills   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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- Owlseye) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owlseye. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0692, Longitude: -111.4361     [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 Owlseye 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 332.154 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.916 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.677 degrees.

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