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Day 16: Sudbury to Wawa

Breakfast at the Artisan Upstairs Guesthouse was great, and we were happy to see that it was going to be sunny to start off the day. Our plan was to rip to Sault Ste. Marie to meet a friend from back home for lunch, but he ended up golfing in the states and couldn’t meet us anymore. Once we got that news, we just took our time…¬†Took our time because of the construction! Good thing we weren’t on another tight schedule.

Just like yesterday, the scenery was beautiful, but what set today apart was the weather. No jacket from morning to night, and of course tonnes of sunscreen.

My bike in front of Lake Superior

I’d heard that once you head north from Sudbury that there is nothing, and I guess it depends on your definition. If you are looking for nice little places to stop off for a pop and some gas, you’re right, there is nothing! There is a lot of nice scenery though, and luckily the distances between gas stations and cities was just right so there were no worries for us.

Texts more than me!

It was kind of a good thing that there weren’t many places to stop as it was hotter than… what’s a good adjective here… fill in the blank yourself, it was HOT. And yeah, that’s dad texting away in the heat.

As we were closing in on Wawa the sky started getting ugly, but luckily we made it to the motel before the rain started. Also lucky to find that there was a pretty good Polish restaurant right across the highway from our motel. Unfortunately no Spiritus though.

It was a long day of riding, and tomorrow will be the same as we head towards Thunder Bay. It’s supposed to be 16 degrees tomorrow afternoon, which makes no sense when it was 30 today, but we’ll see.

Here are today’s points of interest:

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Wawa Goose

Thanks to Jim from the Durham Region MS Society, I’ve found another landmark to see along the way, the Wawa Goose! Hard to tell how big it is from looking at google maps or this picture, but it’s still something that the bikes will look great in front of.

Apparently¬†Wawa is Ojibway for “Wild Goose,” and apparently there are two other giant geese in the town of Wawa, but seeking those out will depend on how much time we have to hunt. I wonder how close we will be able to get the bikes?

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