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Sep 12, 2013 - Day Three

Another early morning. 6am wake up call, 7:30 on the bus. We were on our own for breakfast, so Marcel and I just at a few snacks we had in our room. We had our first coffee break in Kenora and we grabbed an Egger at A & W. Short stop to see the large fish...lol, can't remember his name off hand. Lunch stop in Dryden and afternoon coffee break in Upsala. There were 2 other buses there at the same stop, so Joh and I decided to see if we could hitch a ride. Got a good giggle from many....almost got to our seats too before we were told we were...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Fort William Historic Park

Spent a good part of the day at the fort. it's very inter active as it is staffed with a ot of character actors portraying people who lived and worked at the fort. The also re-enact a number of historical episodes including a skirmish between the Northwest Company who owned the fort and the Hudson's Bay Company who, with the crowns permission, was trying to take over. Evrything in the fort was based on a time in the year called Rondevous when all the western and northern forts brought their furs and met up with the voyageurs from Montreal...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Dryden to Thunder Bay

Last night it was good that we decided to forgo the heat and stay in a hotel, as about 11pm a thunder storm came in with torrential rain. This morning we left Dryden in pretty good time with plans to go to Ouimet Canyon 60 km east of Thunder bay. Adam has had major concerns over his chain and sprocket wear. This morning the noise was especially bad. We switched rides for 50kms and I agreed with Adam that we needed to stop at a bike shop in Thunder bay. I called a bike shop from the side of the hwy, and they said that they can have new chain...

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Alaska Bound 2013

Aug 3, 2013 - Eastern Time Zone

We pull out of our rustic campsite by 10:00, still haven’t caught up on that lost hour. Oh no, before we know it we’re crossing over into the eastern time zone, another lost hour, but I guess we are closer to home. We continue east to Thunder Bay, Ontario where we see Lake Superior once again. This time from the north western tip. We’re at a KOA tonight, yeah!! Once unhooked, we decide to venture out to see the Kakabeka Falls. They’re not Niagara or Iguazu, but they are impressive. We take a short hike to experience both sides of the falls,...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Rest Day in Thunder Bay (ON)

It rained heavily last night, so it was nice to be indoors and dry, and to listen to the soothing pitter patter as I went to sleep. I slept well. I woke up at 6:30 am and had an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the University cafeteria, then did my laundry and got my gear ready for tomorrow's departure. I then walked around Thunder Bay for a couple of hours and had a light lunch before deciding to return to my room for a rest, as it was very hot and humid. I hope the 40C+ humidex temperatures that Southern Ontario is currently experiencing...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Shabaqua Corners (ON) to Thunder Bay (ON)

I slept until 6:30 am, which was a surprise as I am usually the first to get up and the other riders were already milling around. The forecast for today and tomorrow was for heavy thunderstorms, but they had not yet arrived. Breakfast was served at 7:00 am and, once done, I decided to head to Thunder Bay right away, in the hope of arriving before the worst of the rain. I left on my own at 7:45 am and rode to Lakehead University, stopping only at Kakabeka Falls. The route was initially quite hilly but, after 39 km, I left Highway 11/17 and...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Thunder Bay, Ontario

With the time change to the Eastern zone, our body clocks were off a bit, so we got up later than expected. Jay fed Duke and took him for a walk and then headed out to bike ride into Thunder Bay. When he returned home we went to Historic Fort William. Unlike U.S. forts which were military, Fort William was basically a company owned compound where hunters, hired by the company brought their furs. It was a village with a doctor and company provided health care and people with skills to maintain the fort, such as canoe repairs, blacksmithing...

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Jul 10, 2013 - On the way to Canada

I REALLY got up early this morning, as I wanted to go to breakfast with Duke and Jay before we started our 5 hour drive across southern Ontario, Canada. Luckily, there was a McDonald's in this very small town of International Falls and it was only 2 blocks away from our campground. Well, we had breakfast, packed up and were on our way to the Canadian border by 8:30 a.m. We paid our toll of $8 for the RV and $4 for the car to cross the bridge over the Rainy River. For that cost, I expected a much nicer bridge and a longer ride but within a...

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Jun 24, 2013 - THUNDER BAY... Stayed an extra day for one beautiful day without rain!!!!

The first day at Thunder Bay was very cool and rainy. We stayed an extra day because the weather forecast was 25c and the weather man did not disappoint us. We took the opportunity to take a nice bike ride with a few challenging hills, but after lunch the other day RED certainly needed it. We will be on the road tomorrow heading toward Saskatchewan.

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Jun 23, 2013 - The Journey from Wawa to Thunder Bay....Nice picnic lunch!!

After leaving Wawa we had a scenic run to Thunder Bay with an interesting lunch stop at the side of the road. There were lost of 7% grade hills which made the F360 work on the up climb and gave the engine break a work out on the way down. It worked great on both directions. We arrived in the Thunder Bay KOA at supper time. It seems like after a day of bouncing around there is always a little issue. This time it was the landing gear to lift the 5th wheel off the truck. I had to take the switch out to find a loose wire. Once I cleaned the...

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Jun 19, 2013 - On are we to Sioux Narrows

First Stop Kakabeka Falls the highest waterfall in northern Ontario picture included. Second Stop thunder Oak Cheese Farm Both Jacob and Margaret Schep came from cheese-making families in Holland. Margaret’s mother was a World Champion cheese make in 1975. Jacob and Margaret emigrated to Canada with their children in 1981 and started making award-winning Gouda Cheese. The cheese is yummy : ) We can only get it here, and in Toronto, so I guess what we bought is all we will get. Our total miles traveled so far is 964.6. We have another 2,500...

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Traveling to Alaska

Jun 19, 2013 - Day 36 : Thunder Bay - day visit to Fort William heritage site

Non existent wifi at Thunder Bay and Dryden meant no photos could be uploaded and no additions made. Now 6 days on at Winnipeg wifi is so restricted with throttled bandwidth that only minimal entries can be made at this time. More info will be added when good connections are available.

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