Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Tunnels are something that is not a huge thing in Saskatchewan but with a bit of research they can be found. Wether is being natural or built by man, tunnels are where you least except them. Most people dont know much about tunnels or that we have any in Saskatchewan. Well now you know - we do have them although alot of them are disappearing fast - i have been fortunate to have my fair share of fun in them.
Highlights & Lowlights of being in tunnels:
  • having to wear a resperator
  • tripping & taking a face plant into asbestos
  • being the only person in the group who can stand up straight in the tunnels without hunching over
  • running into something on the ground
  • partially caved in tunnels
  • being underground
natural caves/tunnels
one of my exploring partners - all the white on his sweater is asbestos
little gate at the end of the tunnel
another buddy of mine i explore with - in a fairly clean tunnel
asbestos flaking & peeling off pipes
definately the cleanest tunnel i have been in - and the most recent

Monday, October 19, 2009

proper footwear

The other day i was speaking a fellow explorerer about types of footwear to explore in. I know it seems like common sense that you should have proper shoes to explore but thats not always the case. I know for me i change up my shoes. This could be because i am driving or its really hot outside and i would rather have flip flops and sometimes i dont even change shoes at all - i just walk out of the house in what i am wearing.
It seems that no matter how much trouble i get into not wearing the proper shoes i still continue to do it. So this is for all those people that explore in crazy footwear not suited for the occasion.

Examples of what not to wear:
sock feet

flip flops

punishment for wearing dawgs: sharp dry grass coming through the shoe and cutting my toe

Proper Footwear:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

going it alone

I went out on a trip today by myself. I think this is the first official time i have gone out exploring alone. Went out with my new car.. which is the same as my old car but 2 years newer. I killed my old car.. although it did alot of things it was not designed for. It was the perfect day - the weather was great and the paved road dry.. gravel roads were muddy but i was determined.

Some highlights from the trip?
  • deciding not to take a road because its to muddy but instead attempting a u-turn in it and getting stuck
  • car being covered in large chunks of mud
  • realizing (a) am out of wiper fluid or (b) there is something wrong that it wont spray fluid
  • finding sheep
  • losing the radio station halfway through the trip
  • being halfway through a window into a church when i notice i was being watched from the farm across the road
  • seeing birdhouses on fence posts that cover entire fields
  • finding an abandoned graveyard
Please be sure to full view pictures - i know they appear blurry and unclear on my blog but if you fullview them they are clear & crisp

Mini Bibles!
abandoned cemetery
couple months and i can probably just break it off
stroller & snow
camouflage sheep

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

abandoned on sunday

I'm a religious person. I explore abandoned churches on Sundays.

Anyone that knows a bit about me and exploring they will know that i love abandoned churches. There is no shortage in this province, you can find anything from Ukrainian to Romanian and Catholic to Anglican and more. They can be found in urban centers or rural locations all over. Some of the best are hidden by their surroundings and others are in plain site. Whatever the case may be i will always stop to explore an abandoned church.

So here are some of my most recent church explorations & some old favorites that i love to return to!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

purpose of signage

In my opinion the only purpose of signage is so people can take pictures of it. Seriously, many people take pictures of signage(and yes i am one of those people). I spend more time taking pictures of signage then i do actually obeying them. Here are some of the signs i took pictures of (and never actually obeyed.) :)

RESTRICTED AREA unauthorized entry by order of base commander
DANGER UNDERGROUND MINE unstable ground subject to sudden collapse KEEP OUT
These premises are declared unsanitary and unfit for occupation By order of the public health officer
No Trespassing
WARNING-DANGER Persons entering this area or beyond this point enter at their OWN RISK
Beware of Dog
This area under video surveillance
No Trespassing, violators will be prosecuted
Danger! Open Hole
Wipe feet in tray when leaving tunnel

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+ most of my time is spent exploring anything abandoned whether it be industrial, a ghost town, type of hospital, an old church or others + the other part of my time is spent getting an education or drawing

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My photo
+ most of my time is spent exploring anything abandoned whether it be industrial, a ghost town, type of hospital, an old church or others + the other part of my time is spent getting an education or drawing