Today we undertook the long drive around lake Superior. With a few stops that would make an 8 hour day, so I suspected we would stop for the night along the way. As we left the SOO, I saw a milepost marker that said 12xx. Oh good, we will be reminded every 2 kilometres how far we are from the Manitoba border.
Not far on our journey, we saw a raging river on the right. “Turn around” Cindy said. This might be my picture of the day. As we pulled in, I saw the name Chippewa. That sounds familiar, i kept saying as we walked to the observation station.
Skipping ahead, we are dry camping in the middle of nowhere tonight so I have no Internet to make me appear smarter. So as we walked to the car, I had Gordon Lightfoot on the brain. I managed this parcel of lyric
The legend lives on from the Chippewa down
In a lake that they call gitchie goomie
I am sure something is spelled wrong. However I know it is from THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD. Should we go across the street to see if anyone know where the wreck is? Ah that would be a waste of time.
A few miles later, i see a scenic lookout on the left. Let us go see how scenic it really is. Did I say our trip is full of coincidences? I pull up to the plaque that says look to your left. In the distance is where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.
I know that lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. I also know that the Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship to sail on Lake Superior. But without Internet, that is the limit of my aging memory. I am glad to take you on this journey without pictures because Cindy has the pictures and with no CLOUD, I cannot get them.
We stopped in Wawa to see the THREE Canada Geese. The original is in desperate need of maintenance and the village is looking for donations. Please help.
I also had the GPS programmed to stop in White River. However, when we go there I had forgotten why. Cindy said . . .white river. . . I know something about white river. . . Winnie the Pooh lives here. . .S T O P you are missing it. After. Quick u turn we were standing in front of IT BEGAN HERE and a nice WTP monument and plaques. For the pictures see http://2fromaway.ca.
So tonight we pulled up on a nice escarpment. We were planning to eat our crock pot supper that we were cooking while driving. How is that for multitasking? The view was nice but parking prohibited. 15 minutes further down, we found a secluded spot just off the highway. No cell service, no Internet. Just Cindy, the dog and me. . . And maybe some bears.
While Cindy put the finishing touches on supper, the Rooster Roaster made his 100th pot of coffee aince we took the road
We left with 20 pounds of our coffee, a grinder, and a drip coffee maker. We have to drink our own coffee on the road. I sure hope 20 pounds was enough to last til end of January.
Then Cindy made herself a Caesar . . . All the comforts of home.
I can hardly wait to get some Internet so I can post this and figure out how to spell gitchie goomey. And by the way we are still 800 or so km from Manitoba.