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Jun 10, 2018 - Thunder Bay

I watched the Men’s Final of the French Open which started at 9:00am here, a much more civilized time than in Australia. I thought Thiem might push Rafa but Nadal was just too strong. It was good tennis though. I even put my awning out & sat outside this afternoon after I’d spent some time in the Visitor’s Centre here at the fort. They have an excellent video about Fort William & the North West Company & I was fascinated by the footage of the place in winter when the river is frozen. I’ve just had a lovely conversation with a Swiss couple...

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Jun 9, 2018 - Fort William Historical Park

Today’s visit to Fort William was quite different from last year’s when I went on a guided tour which focussed mainly on entertaining the kids – a bit boring & I didn’t learn a lot. This weekend is the annual Anishnawabe Keeshigun at the fort which is a celebration of the local indigenous Anishnawbe culture. They had all kinds of demonstrations, activities & entertainment throughout the day which I really enjoyed. There were native dancing & drum demonstrations, snowshoe weaving, pemmican making, wild rice milling & cooking, bannock (fried...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Thunder Bay

I found a truck-wash this morning but it was one of those unstaffed DIY places & I didn’t have a clue what to do. There was a bloke who was washing his dog & he was a bit of help & actually when I got the hang of it, I found it quite fun. I don’t think I did a very good job though & after I left there I got lost, hit road-works then had to go down dusty streets in the First Nations district so it was a bit of a lost cause. It looks better than before though. However I did find cheap fuel. In town it’s about 145 but the First Nations were...

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Jun 7, 2018 - Wild Goose Lake to Thunder Bay

I haven’t quite worked it out but all the highways, both from the east & from the west, converge on Thunder Bay. In other words, you can’t drive across Canada without coming through Thunder Bay so I have to retrace some of last year’s trip for a while. It doesn’t seem to be geographical, there are no big mountains or lakes in the way, so I assume it’s historical. The Great Lakes were so central to early transportation routes & today’s highways have just followed the earlier paths. I was planning to stay in a different campground & even...

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May 31, 2018 - Thunder Bay

May 27 Early start to the day as our plans have changed somewhat and we are aiming to get the ferry from Manitoulin Island to Tobermory on Thursday and bypass some of the worst highways in southern Ontario by doing so, and to do that we need to make some time on the road. Our early departure is rewarded with our first moose siting off hwy 17 west of Thunder Bay. It was Sunday morning and luckily no one else was on the hwy and we had time to stop and take a few pictures. For the rest of the drive my eyes swept back and forth on the side of...

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May 27, 2018 - Quetico Provincial Park

May 26 Today our drive took us from Caliper Lake to Pickerel Lake in Quetico Park. Saw lots of Minnesota License plates all hauling boats. Seems the fishing and the dollar here are better. It is surprisingly built-up here in this remote part of the province. I thought it would be more rugged, but there are lots of very nice homes and lake front properties everywhere. Apparently there has been gold discovered here recently and this has attracted lots of money. According to one local, water front properties have increased significantly in...

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Jul 22, 2017 - Day ten!

I am officially ticked off at not having my own internet connection! Yes, I have a personal hotspot but definately not enough GB. We are at an A & W having a root beer. Did you know that today is free root beer day? We found out and free wifi too! Once again my photos are on too many devices so I am only posting today' s cousins visit in Thunder Bay. Thanks to cousin Wayne and his gal Linda for a fun time at Whitefish lake. Thanks Tom and Elaine for lunch, the walk and the talk!

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Jul 21, 2017 - Friday!

Retired and it is still good to get to Friday! We are having a lazy morning. It is cloudy and there is a haze that is attributed to the BC fires. It is hard to believe. Last night we took more sunset pictures off Mel's cousin Wayne's boat. A great way to spend the day we checked out Kakabeca Falls, had a barbecue, meet new people, had a boat ride, and watched a sunset. I will post pictures later as no wifi so using personal hotspot! Yes, I am learning something new!

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Sep 13, 2016 - Thunder and William

We stayed one night up at the Walmart Superstore at hwy 102 & 17 , not a real quiet location. The weather was better than before when we came through so we decided to visit Fort William. After 7 days of straight driving we needed a break. We then moved over to Fort William campground. We camped right at the Museum and gift shop with full hook ups, & WiFi for $35, they also, rent out some RV trailers that are fully equipped, 2 nights, family of 4, $160. All on flat grassy area. This fort was used mainly by the fur traders, Hudson Bay...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Go RV'g

Tuesday, June 14 News from the road, finally, got connected to wifi to update the blog Have done 1,000 km since Lion's Head and the ferry ride. Last night in Sault Ste Marie, tonight in Thunder Bay. Might be out of Ontario by tomorrow? All is well with us and the RV, good driving. Today, many winding steep hills and rocks. Have been having trouble with email, Facebook and this blog. J&K

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Jun 3, 2016 - Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay

After an enjoyable day yesterday checking out the bush pilot museum, it was time to hit the road again. A long haul day ahead, thank goodness Laney took the helm for a couple of hours! We followed the northern shoreline of Lake Superior, enjoying such wonders as Pinguisibi Falls, the light traffic and the several construction zones where bridges are being replaced. It is weird that as we headed north the trees became less and less in spring mode. Most are open, but it is interesting to see how much flora is only now beginning to wake up, we...

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May 9, 2016 - Fort Frances to Thunder Bay

The information centre in Kenora, was very helpful, take the TransCanada or for a more scenic route, take the old highway 11, much prettier. Only problem is.....nowhere to turn off to check out the scenery, nothing open, not even fishing and hunting lodges, just one gas station! Thanks! 𿤔 They might have mentioned that Ontario doesn't open until the May long weekend! We are now in Thunder Bay at Happy Land, enjoying a happy time during our happy hour! Nice campground and we plan on staying another night to check out the Kakabeka Falls and...

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