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We continue on east and then just a little north to the city that shares it name with its sister city over the Canadian border, Sault Sainte Marie. Our plan was to see the Soo Locks and then take a quick day trip in the truck over the border.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest & one of the busiest waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks ...
... the route through Fort Francis was much more scenic, and there were A LOT of trucks. Thunder Bay on a rainy night may not show it's best attributes, but after a long day we were ready for bed. Swirling white fog and more rain led the way this morning as we skirted the elusive Lake Superior towards Sault Ste Marie. According to the GPS we were right beside it, but the fog ...
... before. It may be true of Sudbury as well but was less obvious to me.
After our afternoon walk we hit the road for our stop in Marathon. Since it is unseasonably cold we are debating weather to camp or motel it in Marathon.
Like Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie has a beautiful boardwalk, this one along the river and the locks.
From the ...
... probably to fund their construction of a new bridge in process. N.B. Of special note was my inaugural driving lesson from Ken...see the pics. It was pretty scarey stuff. I am breaking myself in slowly at only 30 minute intervals...haha trying to work up the courage to drive again.... Expenses: RV nite at Ishpeming: $20.00 Gas: $193.00 RV nite at Sault Ste Marie: $29.00 Gas: ...
... that this will add twenty minutes to our trip. We text Michele's friend that we'll be later than expected for our dinner reservations at Solo Trattoria, so they can adjust our reservations accordingly.
As we finish the detour and get back on Hwy.17 outside of Thessalon, we hear rumbling from the front of our car. I pull over onto the shoulder and get out to see what the problem is. It's a blown-out tire. ...