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Curious and Interesting Names Near Holdfast ...

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.

  • Chamberlain
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    • Chamberlain lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Holdfast
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  • Findlater
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    • Findlater lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Holdfast
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  • Glen Harbour
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    • Glen Harbour lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Holdfast
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Island View
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island View
    • Island View lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Holdfast
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    • Liberty
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      • Liberty lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Holdfast
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    • Lipp's Beach
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      • Lipp's Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Holdfast
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipp's Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Spring Bay
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      • Spring Bay lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Holdfast
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    • Wee Too Beach
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      • Wee Too Beach lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Holdfast
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wee Too Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Holdfast 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 village such as Holdfast to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Holdfast and extending to:

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    • Regina, which is the Provincial Capital of Saskatchewan, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Holdfast to Regina, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 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 7,003 miles [11,270.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,010 miles [8,062.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holdfast) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Holdfast. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoldfastOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holdfast. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9607, Longitude: -105.4198    
<2>If we have 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.
<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 Holdfast 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 327.387 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.221 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.401 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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