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We stopped here to view shipping traffic passing through the locks. The largest ships are 1,000 feet long by 105 feet wide. These are domestic carriers too large to transit the Welland Canal that bypasses Niagara Falls and, consequently, are ...
Left Kakabena Falls at 0600 this morning in a slight rain, which turned into a torrent shortly thereafter, and did not let up all day. It was also extremely foggy. I have never ridden that long in both bad rain AND fog. Pretty intense riding. I don't mind rain OR fog, but this was the worst of BOTH ...
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For the longest time, I have been able to drive without the assistance of coffee, but I finally found the call of caffeine to be too strong today. I heeded that call at a Tim Horton's in Sudbury.
Once we arrived in the Soo, we hit the river waterfront for dinner and a walk before heading to the hotel for the night. We actually crossed into Michigan's Upper Peninsula in order to take advantage of much lower ...
... 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 ...
... around 7:15pm. I got gas immediately and changed out my Canadian money for US. The Canadian dollar is 95 cents to the US dollar today.
I found my way over to the most adorable little motel with a gazebo and cute globe lighting, etc... hoping that they were dog-friendly. And when I opened the door and saw a huge sheep dog sitting at the host station, I knew I'd found the right place!
Musical accompaniment today: Indigo Girls
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