Exploring the Remote Corner of North Dakota

With the conclusion of the workshop, I wanted to explore some new areas of North Dakota so I headed into the north west corner, which is one of the more remote areas of the state, right up to the Canadian Border.

I went up the road to the border town of Portal. Once upon a time, I could have gone on a short visit into Canada just showing my driver’s license both ways. I did just that a couple of times in the 1970s. Not today. I’m told that I can go to Canada with the driver’s license, but I can’t get back into the USA without a passport. It seems to me we have gotten way too paranoid.

So I stopped within sight of the border control facility. It is a large modern building surrounded by chain link fencing. I did not tempt fate by trying to photograph it.

So curiosity satisfied, I continued to explore, ending up in Williston for the night. Here is a small sample of what I saw.




I’ve been using the Olympus ap on my phone to capture a GPS track as I travel and then I can geotag the images. Here’s the map in Lightroom showing where I was photographing.

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~ by Rsmith on September 20, 2015.

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