108.4 km - Total so far 3,751.53 kms - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/5384740
We spent last night at the Nipigon Marina where for a small fee, they will let you set up your tent. The facilities were not as conveniently located as we have found in real campgrounds so there was some delay in publishing the blog. It started to rain at 4:30 pm and it rained on and off until 7:30 this morning. We waited for the rain to stop so we had a later start than planned. We did finally hit the road at 8:15 on route to Terrace Bay, 104 km away.
The scenery reminded us very much of the Cabot Trail and of the Gaspésie. We had rolling terrain, surrounded by woods and the vastness of Lake Superior to our right. Unfortunately, we could not see much of the lake as there was a thick layer of fog that persisted most of the day. As we listened to the radio this morning, on the weather forecast they would announce an inland temperature and a lake shore temperature with almost 10 degrees difference. It sounds odd but you can really feel the difference as you near the lake from inland. Today it was freezing as we rolled down hill at speed towards the lake.
|The fog was present for most of the day|
|Lake Superior reminds us very much of 'Cape Breton' or 'la Haute Gaspésie', breathtaking (especially when pedalling uphill :-) )|
|Daniel wearing his sun screen long sleeve shirt|
|War memorial in Schreiber|
|Mural 'Journey into our past, Schreiber Beach circa 1900'|
|PJ Cafe in Schreiber not much of a street presence but they serve the most incredible homemade cauliflower soup, well worth the stop|
|We spotted these bicycles near the grocery store in Terrace Bay, not sure which way they are heading but they are pretty loaded|
We want to thank the readers who took the time to do research on some of the items we put on the blog.
- Sylvette and Pauline informed us that the flowers in the pictures yesterday were 'lupins' and that they are common to this area as well as the Maritimes.
- Sylvie also looked up the artist who painted many of the murals we have seen not only recently but in the other provinces. Who would have thought that it is the same individual and that he also works internationally.
- We are learning a lot from reading your contribution to the blog. Thanks a million!
|Grambo busy uploading and editing the GPS data that you see on the blog|
|GrandmaRoux uploading pictures and doing some expert picture cropping|
67.36 miles - Total so far 2,318.66 miles