|Photo by Pat Sunderland
For more than 5,000 miles, this is the view Bob Skelding will have of America. He and his team — Belgian geldings Doc, Bill and Bob (one trailing along behind the wagon) — passed through Delta on his fourth "odyssey." The sole purpose of these journeys, he says, is to travel by horse and wagon and meet people. "I'm not supporting any cause, trying to achieve a goal, nor am I sponsored by anyone," he explains. "The reason I'm traveling in this fashion is because it combines all the things I like best and eliminates those I like least. Also, I can't think of a cooler thing to do." This journey will take Skelding on a "grand loop" through 11 western states in about a year. You can track his progress at wagonteamster.com.