We (Karen and I, our two sons, their wives and all 6 grandchildren) are hoping we are going to be able to make our whirlwind tour of the Maritimes together this summer. We were all set to do it the summer of 2020 but COVID put a stop to that. We're anticipating safety and looking forward to July 2022.
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DAY 36 - THE LAST DAY
Sadly our trip has essentially come to an end and even sadder has sunk to this...
It has been a wonderful trip and I will most certainly chronicle it in yet another book. Thanks for tagging along - I hope you all enjoyed the ride.
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DXAY 35
At 14 degrees and sunny it was finally a gorgeous day! The Devils Rock Trail south of Cobalt is a very rough three and a half kilometres over huge rocks, roots, mud and fallen leaves and trees - very slippery but somehow we made it unscathed.
They do warn you with a sign when you are approaching the cliffs of Devils Rock.
Monday, 7 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DAY 34
We've been on the go for 34 days now and I'm pretty sure we've had rain for 30 of them. As terrible as that sounds - it's not. We have seen and done everything we wanted to and had a great time. We are now in New Liskeard and it is supposed to be a sunny day tomorrow. If that prophecy comes true we will stay here tomorrow as well. It is very close to Cobalt, an old silver mining town, once again brought to the limelight by Jonny Harris on his Still Standing show a couple of years ago. When all is said and done it was a very pretty drive today - even in the rain.
Sunday, 6 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DAY 33
You may recall I have mentioned on occasion it felt like we passed through a time warp into another dimension. In the town of Moonbeam, ON...well you be the judge.
The road into Cochrane was beautiful - again some sun would have helped.
Saturday, 5 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DAY 32
Another driving day - we are definitely on our way home. We are taking the northern route to get there. Hwy 17 through Sault Ste Marie is the route we took out. Hwy 11 runs north of the lake through Hearst and Cochrane. At the point where the highway splits (at Nipigon) is this wonderful Jesuit Mission established in 1852.
Friday, 4 October 2019
SASKATCHEWAN TRIP - DAY 31
We woke up this morning to clear blue skies and SUN! It was only three degrees but after three weeks of rain and snow we were ecstatic. So much so that we stayed an extra day in Thunder Bay. The Mills Block Forest looked interesting for a hike so we headed there. The trail passes through some serious wetlands which looked pretty nice in the morning sunshine.