I'm going to start with the end of the day rather than the beginning. Leaving Canada on the International Bridge, before going through Customs I looked down and saw a West bound freighter coming towards the Locks. The process takes a long time and I had plenty, time to park, get a takeout coffee and revisit the viewing stand.
We were informed that this ship was brand new, first time through the Soo. Thunder Bay bound, grain the eventual cargo.
Check out the new lifeboat....and deployment system.
Deciding it was time to leave I was walking back to my bike. A Harley went by, we nodded at each other. Just getting suited up, the HD went by again and pulled into my spacious car_sized parking spot. A couple of quick Hello's and then the Darien suited rider said, "oh, a Himalaya. My friend Nathan is starting a trip on one, New York to the West Coast."
I asked, "Nathanthepostman from ADV??"
Nathan is known to all of us ADV Himalaya forum types. We two talked about our travel plans, where to next, etc. Both of us tried to share cards, neither of us had any more; our supply gone. Tomorrow we'll both be crossing the Mackinac Bridge and camping at CycleMoore campground,
Then we'll find out each other's name. ;)
Lots of rain today but no dust on the gravel.
A cheese sandwich and cup of soup at The Bobber in Bruce Mines.
Back to the Soo, a visit to the Canada Bushplane Museum, readying for a wedding.
A wet day.....
"Big Tomato" life boats,you want to make sure you buckle up when you get in.ReplyDelete
Once I realized how it works all I could think of was the wild and long lasting carnival ride.ReplyDelete
I've always liked seeing the big seaplanes....float planes are just as cool in my opinion. Pic #21 looked large enough to take on a Ural rig as cargo....hmmmmReplyDelete
Walking among and seeing all of the Wilderness Planes, it was hard not to imagine being on an adventure. A really fun 3D film about the water dumpers, bush planes, outfitters, etc. I know little about planes but all fascinating, definitely a Recommend.Delete
Could have used a couple of them on the Edmond Fitzgerald.ReplyDelete
The very first thing that came to me as well. Introduction date?Delete
They have some great railroad and fire fighting stuff at that museum as well, saw it in 2016 at the tail end of an eastern Canada trip. Great place!ReplyDelete
Yes! I’d have typed more if it had been easier, thanks Mike!Delete