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Jul 6, 2018 - Eastern Lake Superior

As you can see, I am on the eastern shore of Lake Superior! The campground is long and narrow, between the lake and the Trans=Canadian Highway. My spot is a pull-through amongst the trees that are touching the rig. There are no amenities, but I have a generator to provide electric, and a tank of water for those needs. I need to rest so I will be reading, playing my dulcimer and getting out just a bit!

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Jul 20, 2013 - Rabbit Blanket (ON) to Pancake Bay (ON)

What a difference 24 hours can make! Yesterday, Mother Nature threw everything she could at us to lower our spirits. Today, she rewarded us with what has been probably the best day of our trip. I "slept in" until 5:00 am and had my usual breakfast. There were a few mosquitos buzzing about, but nothing like we had experienced the previous day. The sky was clear so I left at about 6:30 am wearing just my shorts and jersey. My hands initially became numb from the cold but, as the sun warmed the air, the day developed into a beautiful crisp...

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Jun 15, 2013 - River float Canada

So here at Sunset shores, near Pancake Bay in Ontario. It is beautiful here! We took the Sea Eagle out on the river approximately 5 mile trip. The water was so glass like that it was almost like we were in another world. The reflection was amazing, so much detail. I found it hard not to get mesmerized by it. B kept giving me crap because I was not doing my job keeping an eye out for logs that could puncture the boat. We saw a turtle, some kind of duck (need to get a book of North American birds ASAP), an eagle in flight, no picture of that,...

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Traveling to Alaska

Jun 14, 2013 - On the Road

I (Brian) went to the doctors in Gaylord Mi, they took x rays and said everything is fine probably pinched a nerve or something. We crossed over the Mackinac bridge. We crossed in to Canada only a couple questions from the border cops in line for about 45 mins. First camp spot is at Sunset shores on the river (see Picture). We used our newly constructed pads that Mark and Emmet helped build. Made in Mancelona. First TV series of the trip is Breaking Bad.

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Traveling to Alaska

Jul 28, 2012 - Pancake Bay

Day Thirty Eight – July 28 Pancake Bay 121k After the century ride of yesterday I lull myself into thinking that this day would be easy. How things change. A daily ride of 120k was a big thing a few months ago. Now one brushes it off as a cake walk. Especially after someone tells you that the terrain will be easy. Never count your hills till the last one is in your mirror. I get up just before 6am. I think it is an easy day so I am relaxed. I pack up the interior of the tent and go for breakfast. Terry S (Terrys from Australia, a retired...

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Checking the ditches

Jul 30, 2011 - Pancake Bay

July 30 – Day 39 Rabbit Blanket to Pancake Bay K’s 123.46 k Time 5h 52m Average speed: 21.05k/H T to d 4068k A very hard day’s ride with cooking duty at the end. Lots of Canadian Shields finest hills on route that made you sweat and burn up lots of calories. A bit frustrating as we arrived at camp to fine that we were at the very back of a very large camp, up a steep hill and at a site that did not have a water outlet that was close at hand. This is a major issue when cooking for 40 very hungry cyclists. Thanks to a very friendly...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Lake Superior

Today we drove and drove to make up lost time. We passed hills of stone covered sparsely by stunted trees. Mounds of sandstone lined the roads, most with Inukshuks built on them. Inukshuks are rocks stacked on top of each other to mark things like good hunting grounds or to give directions. We camped at Pancake Bay on Lake Superior, which makes up 10 percent of the world's fresh water. The beach was really sandy like North Carolina and we could see the horizon just like the ocean. It was VAST. Exactly like the ocean accept much...

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Oct 19, 2007 - Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Friday October 19... 7:30pm We had a huge thunder and lightning storm last night. We were playing cribbage at about 9pm when there was a big crack of lightening and that sent us towards the back window looking out the at the lightening flashes while watching the rain pour down. It lasted for about half an hour. Then, there was a train that came across the bridge and it kept starting and stopping and every time it made huge crashing noises. Thankfully, it didn't last long, and we had another good nights sleep. There was some blue sky this...

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Aug 2, 2006 - Day 40 Wawa to Pancake Bay

Day 40 Wawa to Pancake Bay 154.4 km in 6 hr 30 mins @ 23.7kph planned 156km total time 7 hr 40 mins Another century day (almost) - century is 100 miles - we did 155km or about 95 miles. It was overcast all day - the rain was moving ahead of us and to the north east - Several wet spots on the highway throughout the day , but we missed it all. Temperature about 20 degrees - quite comfortable for biking. Drafted with Jim, Pete and John for most of the day. We went south down hwy 17 along Lake Superior - some spectacular scenery - like...

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