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Jul 23, 2017 - Happy Sunday!

It is a cooler 13 degrees this morning after many 17/18 mornings. It does make a difference and I think it is warmer outside than in the A & W. Beggars, or bummers in our case, can not be choosers comes to mind! Today I posted a picture of Buddy and Faye, I did not forget about you! They live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Faye is my long distance Row by Row pattern finder! Today we have no agenda except to get closer to Manitoulin Island. This cold or allergies, not sure which yet is a nuisance. I did manage to not nod off too many times...

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65 is good!

Jun 26, 2016 - Neys Provincial Park

We left Sault Ste. Marie at about 09:30 after fuelling up. A lot of Hwy 17 West/North out of the Soo was pretty rough. Hit a lot of new pavement and construction areas. Surprisingly enough, some of the construction zones were actually active for being a Sunday. Lots of fog, mainly in the higher elevations. We arrived at Neys Prov. Park in beautiful sunshine.

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Jun 7, 2016 - This Is Life Of An Rv Traveller

LIFE that is what we call it. Wes & Nadine came with us to IKEA andwe bought stuff and a bath matt. MOre latter. So any one who has had an RV knows that sometimes the holding tanks become stinky, You know, odorous. We had this issue a couple of years ago and so did our Friends. I found the issue to be in the plumbing vent ,. I took it apart and ta dah, still odorous. Pat said FIX IT, it smells like an outhouse. I put the oder remouving chemical down into the tanks, and Pat said FIX IT, it smells like an outhouse. I let the stuff shake...

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Aug 7, 2015 - day 3

Day 3&4 Spent the night at Neys prov park. Awesome place. Had shrimp on open fire not sure if pic came up.day 4 we stopped at wawa and murray was tempted as they had drag races. Stopped in pancake bay to camp. Were here when we first went to toronto over40 years ago.smooth travels so far.

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Aug 4, 2013 - A Piece of Paradise

Yikes, it’s 10:30 by the time we leave Thunder Bay. I think the cool mornings are making it hard for us to get up and get moving. We continue east along the north end of Lake Superior and catch glimpses of this majestic lake as we drive through dense forests and small towns. We are heading towards a campground just west of Marathon, Ontario about 176 miles east of Thunder Bay. There’s not much to see on this route, except for lots of road signs for fly-in fishing and hunting. George spots a black bear on the side of the road munching on the...

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Jul 19, 2013 - White Lake (ON) to Rabbit Blanket (ON)

The rain stopped and the power was restored overnight, so we were able to have a normal breakfast. The mosquitos remained a major nuisance. I wore long sleeves and pants, and covered all my exposed skin with insect repellent. So the mosquitos went for my eyeballs. Incredible! I was ready by 6:00 am and headed off. I planned to keep my light rain jacket on until I left the Park, then store it. The weather forecast, after all, was for clearing weather. A light rain began within 10 minutes of my return to Highway 17, so I left the jacket on...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Neys (ON) to White Lake (ON)

I awoke at my usual 4:30 am and had an early breakfast. I was ready to go by 6:20 am and the mosquitos were bad, so I headed off on my own, going East on Highway 17. The terrain was hilly for the first 35 km, then became relatively flat. Visibility varied widely due to the fog in the valleys. Even when visibility was good, I had to remain alert for traffic, since drivers increasingly are giving cyclists less room. Like yesterday, I had to head to the gravel shoulder on two occasions when trucks decided to overtake each other in my lane...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Marathon, On.

Well, we drove into Canada as a shortcut across the Great lakes with the intent to cross quickly. It is approximately 1250 miles (2000 Kilometers), so we decided to drive longer days than usual. We did 420 miles today. Canada's interstate Hwy. 17 is for the most part a 2 lane highway with passing lanes and lots of construction. We crossed the border with no trouble. To leave International Falls you pay a toll on the US side to cross the bridge ($12). You are actually winding through Boise Company papermill over their railroad tracks. The...

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Aug 28, 2012 - Marathon

Marathon, ON. This was another travel day in the sparsely populated drive around Lake Superior. We have noted, however, that no matter how small the town, there is a skating rink. Canadians love their hockey! On our journey, we visited Aguasabon Falls and Gorge. This was a very pretty area and the falls, with a 100’ drop, were quite nice. Then we reached our destination - Marathon. The major industry in Marathon is the pulp mill so it isn’t much of a town. Its redeeming value is that it is on the shores of Lake Superior. How many can say...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Day 20 - Thunder Bay to Marathon

We left Kekebeca Falls after 10 AM today. We drove to Neys Provincial Park west of Marathon today. We are still being impressed by the red rock and gorges that look like the mountains. We started chili for supper and then walked on the beach of Lake Superior for about an hour before it started to rain. Spent the evening playing dominos and then learning to play golf with cards. My new favorite game even though my scores look like my actual golf games. I still can't get the programming for my new satelitte TV downloaded. Trees in the way in...

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The Wandering Nunns

Jun 13, 2011 - Around Lake Superior

My motor home, Wandering Spirit, is easy to drive, park and steer, because it is only as long as my half-ton pickup, and has a 3-speed automatic transmission. However, that means that it really doesn't have enough gears to climb serious hills. That, in turn, means that it is very thirsty when going across the Canadian Shield. Gas prices are also higher there (around $1.40/liter), so I had fillups with charges like $175.00, $129.00, $147.00, and they were required much too frequently. I also found it was burning a quart of oil a day because...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Neys Provincial Park

A short drive today and again beautiful scenery. Campground not as full as Pancake Bay. We had a site reserved on the lake but when we arrived we discovered the battery on the trailer had "drained" while driving - which wasn't supposed to happen. Not knowing what was going on we had to change to an "electric" site - no lake view. Battery charged overnight so we think the plug from the trailer to the car came loose while driving. Because we haven't been at an "electric" site before we discovered it is important to know what side the power...

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