3500 Travels

Lake Superior & beyond

This morning we took advantage of the showers, but still managed to get away at a decent hour. The day was sunny with some very high thin haze. The temperature rose to about 70F and stayed there all day. Canada 17 is mostly two lanes with a passing lane every 10km or so. This is a very rocky part of the world so one side or the other is often a rock wall where road building required blasting.

Both Cap and Reg were bitten by bugs during the night. On Cap they were pretty visible. I rubbed some hydrocortisone on him and Cathie gave him a teaspoon of Benadryl. I think it made him sleepy.

Cap was looking sleepy

Cap was looking sleepy

We were on the lookout for good fall colors. We could see them while driving but could not find a good spot to pul over. Finally I took a one-lane gravel road for about a mile. No luck but it was interesting to be out in the woods. One small sample is shown below.

A few red leaves.

A few red leaves.

We couldn’t see Lake Superior much of the time, and when we could there was nowhere to pull over safely. On one turn that looked promising we zipped past an overlook that was on the opposite side. I had to drive another mile to turn around and go back. The resulting panoramic picture is of Agawa Bay.

Agawa Bay

Agawa Bay

Shortly afterward we stopped at Old Woman Bay to check things out at lake level. I put my feet in the water. It was cold but I think with some effort swimming would be possible.

Old Woman Bay

Old Woman Bay

Next we stopped for a picnic lunch at Batchawana Bay. There was a good breeze coming off the lake but it was just the right temperature for me. Cathie commented that it visually felt like being by the ocean, but there is no sea smell.

Picnic by the lake at Batchawana Bay

Picnic by the lake at Batchawana Bay

We drove on and tanked up just outside of Sault Ste. Marie. Diesel is more expensive here, over US$3/gallon. Of course in Canada it is dollars per liter. Our last run took us to an RV park called Lake Lauzon Resort and Marine. We are not getting too much for our money, other than a fast wi-fi connection.

Our spot on the marina

Our spot on the marina


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