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Aug 17, 2018 - Dryden, Ontario

August 16th We can’t believe our luck. The day is sunny and the sky is clear. There has been a change in the temperature though and we are in long pants and fleeces to start the day but that is a welcome change from the heat and humidity from the last several weeks.. We have lost the beautiful Superior Lake views as we drive west but now we are in Canadian Shield country which has its own beauty. The big difference is how little we can see as we race along on the Trans Canada at 100km/hr. It’s not a choice; there are no secondary roads to...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Northwestern Tent and RV Park- Dryden

Today we got a late start, I forgot to turn the clock ahead last night. I was at least 30 minutes late this morning. Sorry Dennis and Ellen! We drove east out of Manitoba and back into Ontario. We decided Dryden was to be our stop today. Kenora wasn’t far enough, and Thunder Bay was much too far. Pulling into Dryden, it was instantly evident that the Domtar plant was a pulp and paper plant. The smell was borderline offensive, even to a farmer. Tonight we are staying at Northwestern Tent and RV Park. It is right on the edge of town, and like...

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Apr 27, 2015 - Ontari-ari-ari-o

The last couple of mornings we've woken up to grey skies. Today was no different. As we pulled out of the campground we were not sure what was ahead so we had to stop at the golf course to load up with a couple hundred gallons of water. It seems that this early in the season, even when places are open, they don't have water running to the sites yet and that is one thing you don't want to be without. The last few kilometers in Manitoba as we drove through Whiteshell Provincial Park started to see a change from the forest prairie and...

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Winter West

Aug 20, 2013 - Brandon MB to Dryden ON

Last night was pretty warm in the tent, and the mosquitos were fierce, I think that I have bites on my mosquito bites. Needless to say neither of us slept very well. We packed up our camp as quickly as we could, before the mosquitos could have us for breakfast. The skies were clear with the temperature around 20C(68F)with the humidity at 81%, this made for a sweaty ride, after 2 hours we had to peel our riding coats off. Before we knew it we passed Winnipeg, then the last of the prairies flew by. The terrain changed from flat prairie to...

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Alaska Bound 2013

Aug 2, 2013 - Arriving in Ontario

Loosing an hour really slows us down. We’re not on the road until 10:42 or we like to think 9:42, it doesn’t sound so bad. We have 252 miles to travel today to Perrault Falls, Ontario. Using our limited resources, this was the only campsite we could find and it was going to take us about 50 miles out of our way, hmmmm. As we travel east we cross over into Ontario and discover many beautiful lakes. We enter into a hopping place called Kenoria. This must a resort area for Canadians, there’s fishing, boating, beaches, shops. You can even rent...

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Jun 21, 2013 - Day 38 : Dryden local

Non existent wifi at Thunder Bay and Dryden meant no photos could be uploaded and no additions made. Now 6 days on at Winnipeg wifi is so restricted with throttled bandwidth that only minimal entries can be made at this time. More info will be added when good connections are available.

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Jun 20, 2013 - Day 37 : Thunder Bay to Dryden

Non existent wifi at Thunder Bay and Dryden meant no photos could be uploaded and no additions made. Now 6 days on at Winnipeg wifi is so restricted with throttled bandwidth that only minimal entries can be made at this time. More info will be added when good connections are available.

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Aug 31, 2011 - Drive to Dryden

Winnipeg is a lovely city and we wouldn't mind staying a little longer but, as Arnold said, we'll be back. It's a little over 400 miles to Thunder Bay so we decided to split the drive as evenly as possible over two days.......that makes the destination today Dryden, Ontario. So, we bid good-bye to Winnipeg and hit the Trans Canada. Not too far east, a sign told us we were crossing the longitudinal center of Canada. The terrain was relatively flat and lots of harvesting going on. By the time we got to the Ontario border, it was seriously...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Still Crossing Ontario

We have had another long driving day through forest and past lakes. The trans Canada highway is only a two lane road with ocassional passing lanes. Sometimes there is a small stretch of 4 lane freeway near the very big cities. The speed limit is low, 65 - 100 kph and most of the time 90 kph which is about 60 mph slowing to 45 mph through every little wide spot in the road, so the going is slow. We took a 1 k hike to view the Ouimet Canyon, a glacier carved gorge that is so deep and narrow that ice under moss at the bottom never melts. It...

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Jun 1, 2010 - four days of travel

We left Conway on Sat. and have had a wonderful four days. This is my first attempt at Wifi so bear with me. Thank goodness for Eliana Wittwer at the Northwestern RV Park in Dryden. She had me up and running in no time. I'd like to tuck her in the camper and take her with us. This is just the most wonderful Good Sam Park. It's one of those parks that you just happen upon and find "the owner in the store" and as most of you know that means, clean, friendly and just plain nice. Wish we were going to be here longer. It will be on our list for...

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Oct 1, 2007 - Winnipeg - Dryden, Ontario

First thing this morning we pay a visit to the Royal Canadian Mint. They have tours of the mint, and we are excited to find out how coins are made. The guided tour was interesting, she was a new girl and was not too sure about everything. They do have displays that explain everything. Part of the plant was not working because of a asbestos problem with the heating system in a room. But production was not hindered, since they make 15 million coins per day, and they had a few spares they could work on for the next week or so! The Mint...

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Jul 21, 2007 - Winnipeg, Manitoba to Dryden, Ontario

We left Winnipeg fairly early (for us) this morning as the prediction was for a very hot day and hotter weather to follow. We did not have any interest in the TransCanada highway so we took a secondary highway directly east which tied into a road that took us through Whiteshell Provincial Park. The road through the park was awsome. A narrow, paved track that wound it's way through some beautiful woodland with countless ponds and bare granite protruding along the road. This was a drastic change from the flat farmland near Winnipeg. We...

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