Algonquin River Inn
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3 hour drive from home to Barry's Bay for lunch and then to the Government dock where Winston was waiting to take us across the beautiful lake to their cottage. Not a warm day but sunshine predicted for tomorrow. Haven't been here for 17 years!
Cocktails and dinner and lots of chatting and so to bd in the cottage next door
... west towards Ontario. We're off to Algonquin National Park tomorrow and we're staying in a tiny town called Maynooth tonight. It's reasonably close to the park and the hostel is cheap as chips.
The further we drove, the more the landscape started to change into the Canada I know from the guidebooks. As we head towards Maynooth the roads were changing from straight freeways to long winding stretches into the mountains and past huge lakes. There were very ...
... as the sun had appeared making the lakes and trees even more spectacular, so we stopped off for a final walk around Mew Lake where we could pick some berries to take with us to Joy's.
The blueberries were looking wonderful in the morning sunshine and today even more people were around, some with huge buckets that they were filling with berries. We wandered away from the main area of picking and were ...
... to hear the couple at the front introduce themselves- they were from St Teath! (a small village near Camelford on the north coast of Cornwall). We found out later that they were over for a wedding in Toronto- it really is a small world. The rest of the service was more enjoyable with a little production from some kids of the story of blind Bartemaeus and a discussion about the lesons we could learn about faith from this.
We returned to ...
... that a table would be free so that we could warm up and drink hot chocolate to cheer ourselves up.
We changed in the "restroom" and sat with all the other miserable campers (apparently the weather has been like this for the last 5 days, nothing new to us Cornish natives but relatively unusual here). The day passed with several visits to the laundry room to use the dryer and many short walks hoping that some of the wildlife would brave the weather like ...