Was not looking forward to today but it turned out as things often do to be a lovely day and completely in the zone. I was up really early had breakfast and was on the road by 7.30 am with the hope of stopping at Tim Hortons for a cinnamon bun but what is it, do all Canadians go out to breakfast, cars were queuing to get in so I passed on the idea and cycled on to get back on the main Highway.
The sun was out but not really warm just pleasant with a bit of a breeze which seemed to change direction all day but I’ll take that because guess what no bugs following me or dive bombing what a bonus things going my way.
As I went out of town I’m amazed sometimes by the art work or signs out in Canada
Once I hit the highway there was no doubting I’m crossing the Canadian Shield plenty of rolling hills and the lakes on either side were superb and just worth cycling through.
I forgot to say yesterday as I was cycling just up a head a skunk or to you and I (Pepe le pew) minced across the road I noticed cars went out of their way to avoid and I was coming up fast it stopped on the shoulder saw me coming and made toward me. I checked my mirror and also did a side severe to avoid as I didn’t wish to face the aftermath as I’ve heard it can be smelly. Pepe then minced back across the road without a care in the world. Today it was a large deer that bounded out and leapt in front of me a big beast and shot into the forest.
I was armed with home made sandwiches so at lunch time I stopped at one of the many lakes and spoke to a lady originally from Switzerland but now Canadian on her way to Dryden. I thought as I sat at the side of the lake listen to 2 loons(birds) calling and diving for food this beats sitting in my works car park at lunchtime in fact to day was as good as it gets.
So to sum up today a good day. One of the reasons I wanted to make the trip but tomorrow I might curse again it’s that kinda of trip. But happy thoughts from a tired biker biking across Canada because I can.