Today, we passed a few milestones. We are now 8000 km into our trip. We also entered the central time zone. Since it is such a lo g drive from Thunder Bay to Manitoba, the government put up a huge plaque indicating the crossing of the 90th meridian. There is also a plaque commemorating Sanford Fleming for inventing time zones. He was a train man and proposed time zones as a way of organizing train schedules in such a vast country.
Did you know Sanford Fleming designed our first postage stamp?
We drove through Sunshine today. We got out of the rain and drizzle that has plagued us since Sudbury. Now I wish sunshine had been much further East. Yes, SUNSHINE is a circumscription somewhere West of Thunder Bay. Unfortunately, there are so many sunshine lists out there that Google cannot seem to find sunshine Ontario. See if you can find it in your atlas.
I almost forgot. As we left the Central Time Zone plaque, we saw a long freight train coming. We got to the head of the train and it was doing about 80kph. There was no traffic, joys of travelling off season, so I slowed down to 60 so the graffiti filled cars could pass us. The road was straight and Cindy took several pictures. You may see them in a day or so at 2fromaway.ca. the train was so long that i could not see the end in my rear view mirror. I would guess over 100 cars. That is a sight i have not seen in about 30 years.
We arrived in Dryden early. We found a free dump site and we made good us of the rinse water to give the RV a good wash. Then we got some gas, a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket, and settled down for the night. Accordi g to the last milepost i remember seeing, we are still about 250km from the Manitoba border.