The Great Lakes
Trip Start Apr 06, 2010
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The last stretch of our trans-canadian journey took us around the Great Lakes from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie, a really scenic drive via Lake Superior Provincial Park with beaches and bays around the lakes that you would expect to see on a Caribbean Island
We planned to do this last leg of the journey in one hit, but one detour too many off the beaten track in search of the elusive wildlife meant we were again still on the road as the sun began to go down. We called it a day at a beautiful campsite on the side of Ratter Lake and chilled out with a bottle of red wine and a campfire. The campsite was really remote and we seemed to be the only people staying there...luckily the wine knocked us out otherwise we would have been too scared to sleep with all of the noises going on around us including a pack of coyotes howling their heads off the second our fire went out. When we woke up the next morning the lake looked stunning and we felt refreshed and excited about driving to the eastern cities of Canada (Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto) and hooking up with Sarah - a friend in Ottawa that Lou spent a couple of months travelling with in Cambodia and Vietnam in 2007.
Other things to note: number of speeding fines = 1, number of very near moose collisions = 1, number of Tim Hortons coffees = 3 (not bad considering the first two points occurred within half an hour of each other).