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Jun 6, 2016 - Baby steps on our journey

June 6 Monday We left late as we had to get propane and Gas, and a minor vehicle issue. Pat said we should go the the Amethyst mine / gift shop. Well, you should have seen the road, the old girl chugged and chugged up the BIG Hill. Once we arrived at the top, we were greeted by hurricane winds and rain. There was a great parking lot for even the largest RV's, in the mud puddles. On the way down we met some Albertan's we met and he said he just slipped his truck into 4-wheel drive. I told him steep hill ahead, I made it up and down, he...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Nipigon (ON) to Neys (ON)

I awoke at 4:30 am to lighting and thunder. The previous day's forecast for today indicated only a 30% chance of thunderstorms, so I hoped it would blow over. I had no such luck: it started to rain quite heavily at 5:00 am. By 6:30 am I resigned myself to ride in the rain and left the campground on my own and headed East on Highway 11/17. Soon thereafter Highway 11 split off and I continued on Highway 17 to Rossport at 74 km. Finding nowhere to eat a second breakfast, I continued past Schreiber at 93 km and stopped for lunch at a Subway in...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Ontario

September 7 We drove into Winnipeg to visit the Legislature buildings. Construction began in 1913 but was not opened until 1920. The landscape changes going into Ontario, not so much flat land, lots of forest and rocky lakes. We spent the night in Ignace, ON. September 8 The Kakabeka Falls are beautiful, we had stopped there on past trips so had to stop today. The Terry Fox Monument near Thunder Bay brings back memories as well, also found much needed tourist information. Fantastic view of the Sleeping Giant Prov park, a peninsula in Lake...

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Aug 24, 2007 - Neys Campground - Lake Superior

We thought we had found the perfect Lake Superior campground at Agawa Bay. But then we found Neys Provincial Park just west of Marathon. Neys Campground was the site of Neys Camp 100, a prisoner of war camp during WWII. At the time there was no Trans-Canada Highway. Not surprising that they would choose this spot. Without the highway this would be a formidable site for isolating people. Without intention to romanticize a troubled time, I must say that in today's context this park has got to be one of the highlights of our trip so far. A...

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