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May 27, 2018 - Fort Frances, Ontario

May 25th Last night we experienced the most amazing thunder and lightning show either of us could remember. We had to hop up and batten down the hatches as the rain was just pelting down. Woke to bright blue skies so we headed off to Kenora Ontario. Lovely young woman at the visitor center helped us do some planning (ei; where can I buy beer? Wine? Groceries? Obviously in that order). In the beer store you’re confronted with a very industrial situation with empties being sucked into the warehouse on the left hand side and fresh beer being...

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Jun 13, 2017 - Kenora to Fort Frances

It was a nice sunny day when I left Kenora & I’d planned to stop somewhere near the southern part of Lake of the Woods but as I got further south the weather deteriorated in a hurry so I kept going to Fort Frances which was where I planned to stop tomorrow night. By the time I got here it was pouring with rain & blowing a gale. The only campground in town is a municipal park & it’s quite exposed but I wasn’t going any further today. The weather cleared a bit this afternoon & I went for a short walk but now it’s getting rough again. I’ve set...

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Canada 2017

Sep 15, 2016 - Coldest place

We got on the road, by 0930. Not many vehicles coming or going, good roads. Lots of beautiful RED trees at this time of the year. We arrived at the Canadian Tire store Fort Francis and chatted to a Copenhagen couple about our travels, and compared notes, Funny thing, he drives a Toyota Picnic car, $20,000. We also talked to a friendly OPP officer, and we chatted for a while. As it turns out his daughter was in the Tim Hortins 2015 Xmas TV commercial, pretty funny, Tims is under renovations. This was said to be the Coldest place in...

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May 8, 2016 - Winnipeg to Fort Frances

We decided to bypass Winnipeg and head for Ontario, might try and take in the city on the way back. We are now over 3,000 Kms driven and if the markers are anything to go by, we still have 1800+ to get to the eastern border! Manitoba needs some serious money put into the TransCanada highway! It got worse as we rounded Winnipeg and stayed bad until almost into Ontario. Roads then got smooth and even. Headed south from Kenora along highway 71, very picturesque as the road wound through lake country. Downside, no campgrounds open for another...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Sioux Narrows (ON) to Fort Frances (ON)

John and I left the campground at 6:30 am and headed South on Highway 71. After about 5 km, we crossed the bridge at Sioux Narrows which, at 64 m, it is the longest single-span wooden bridge in North America. The scenery was beautiful, with a multitude of lakes surrounded by forrest. John wanted to ride more slowly, so I proceeded ahead on my own while he rode with Harry, who had caught up with him. After 50 km, I stopped at Nester Falls for some food and drink, then continued on. After Nester Falls, the terrain underwent a change from the...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Quetico Provincial Park

Day Thirty-one – July 21 Quetico Provincial Park 154k There was a lot of concern in the camp last night about today’s ride. Today would be long, it would be hot, and there weren’t too many stops along the stretch. My measured temperature in Fort Francis yesterday was 32 degrees. Today was to be a little less but not by much. By the time I crawl out of my tent just before 6am, much of the camp is a stir with tents already coming down. Riders were making last minute adjustments and sandwiches and were off. I was on the road by 7am but besides...

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Checking the ditches

Jul 20, 2012 - Taylor's Cove

Day Thirty – July 20 Taylor’s Cove 129k I was tired from the wind fight of the previous day. I awoke after my alarm went off. I vaguely remember swatting at my alarm. That is not how I get up. I fought away the sleep and got out of my tent shortly after 6 am. I think I dehydrated myself yesterday. The temperature was in the low 30s and the wind was in the face. I drank lots once I got to camp but nary a drop escaped me in the night. My urination in the morning was a nice golden colour. I promise to do better today. I am on the road by 7:30....

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Checking the ditches

Jul 27, 2002 - 10, 000 Lakes & International Falls, MN.

Our next stop was to settle in a cabin or nice RV park along one of the 10,000 famous lakes for a couple of days. The Brainerd area had been recommended as having a lot of nice places of those types. Also thought about lake Mille Lacs (18X25 miles - Big!). Little did we know there was a 20 state baseball tournament in the area -- we couldn't find anything, anywhere -- not even a cheap motel! Drove on towards Grand Rapids, and finally found an RV site. We were pooped out! Not used to going till 8PM before stopping! Got a recommendation for...

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