Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hmmm What Are These ?

 My last few posts have been about our drive through northern Utah and Nevada on our way to California.

I truly wanted to find a different way back to Colorado since I enjoy discovering new places....but my husband who is a bit more practical convinced me that the way we had come was the shortest way to get home... so we retraced our same  route.

One thing I haven’t mentioned that I saw when driving across the salt flats of Utah were these unusual canals with blue water in them. I was anxious to find out more about them.

Not my photo

Seems other people are interested in them too....and even make a special trip to kayak and canoe in these beautiful blue canals.

So, if you are thinking this would be a fun outing, don’t do it!

These canals are private property owned by a company that is harvesting potassium compounds from the salt flats and there is also no place to park except on the shoulder of a busy interstate highway.The trip home was not as tedious as I thought it would be....

Stay tuned and I will post a few pictures of the animals I have come across since our return....Janey


  1. Dearest Janey,
    One really would wonder, that's what Pieter and I always do when driving some place. I wonder what that is for; and so on.
    Very special for harvesting potassium compounds from the salt flats. Clever ways, no doubt invented by humans!
    Who would go there in the middle of nowhere for kayaking?!
    Sending you hugs and looking forward to more.

  2. I've never seen those canals on the salt flats before. I would think the water would be very salty which of course would make floating easier. However, I'm sure it would be healthy. A very interesting sight.

  3. The blue canals are really very dramatic. You always get humans that decide to do whatever they want to, regardless of whether they should or shouldn't.

  4. That is a remarkable sight to see those blue canals in the salt area.

  5. Gosh the canals are so beautiful Janey, the colour of the water is gorgeous 💙