Travel Blogs from Sault Sainte Marie
We left Oakville around 9:30 which, for us, was pretty close to "on schedule" and the drive to Sudbury was smooth sailing. In Sudbury we decided to stop and see the Big Nickel,which is located next to Dynamic Earth. Usually, when we drive through Sudbury we stop at Science North and Dynamic Earth. Both are fun with lots of interesting exhibits ...
... my bag). We can cross the border when we are at Niagara Falls. Stopped off at our favourite Walmart for some more Angus beef.
We had an interesting experience at the cabin when cooking dinner there is no exhaust fan above the stove so all the smoke alarms went off when I was cooking the steak. Poor Richard was up on the chair pressing two alarms I raced around opening all the windows, front door to ...
... and a brief stopping/restocking point before heading north along the lake shore and to the Ontario border.
I was more than sad to leave the Bruce Peninsula, with my last night spent 'free camping' in a small bay outside Tobermory. When the last few swimmers went home I had this lovely beach all to myself, including a stunning sunset and even more beautiful sunrise. It was hard to tear myself away (see photos), when awaking at 5am to catch the ferry to Manatoulin Island, ...
... the ship close. Water is pumped into the space where the boat is (by openings under the boat) and the level rapidly rises to the point where the gate in front of the ship can open and the ship carries in into Superior - now at the same level. It happens very quickly. We watched a ship headed to Suoerior and thought we would go have to watch for an hour or so but it only took maybe 6 or 7 minutes. Pretty ...
... feet. (And that mud stank!) We hiked back out, and piled back in the car. The whole hike probably only lasted about an hour, but we barely touched the extensive trails available there.
My final stop on the island was a brief lunch in Gore Bay, as I worked my way back off the island. The place I had been recommended wasn't open yet, so I settled for another place with lots of hunting trophies (read: stuffed dead animals) all around the walls and counters. Maybe ...
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Other places to stay in Sault Sainte Marie
3290 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 1 star hotelfrom $59
3651 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 2 star hotelfrom $68
4404 I-75 Bus. Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 2 star hotelfrom $84
3295 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 2 star hotelfrom $76
4335 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | Hotelfrom $104
3826 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 2 star hotelfrom $60
240 West Portage Ave., Sault Sainte Marie | 3 star hotelfrom $111