Tag Archives: Canada

Sun 25 July: Port Colborne ON to Ashtabula OH

We said our farewells to Canada today as we rode first eastwards to cross the bridge into Buffalo, then westwards along the southern shore of Lake Erie. After clearing the industrial fringe of Buffalo as quickly as possible on the interstate, an experience made even more depressing by steady rain, we joined New York State 5, which is the Seaway Trail, and a “scenic byway”. And the sun came out. Here’s a view from Erie State Park:

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Sat 24 July: Local to Niagara Falls

Today was our scheduled sightseeing day at Niagara Falls. Well, it just had to be done. We started with a visit to Port Power Sports, who, in spite of a busy Saturday schedule, fixed Jean’s mirror at no charge. They’re lovely people, and have a great range of Yamaha and Victory bikes as well as ATVs etc.

Port Power Sports

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Fri 23 July: Parry Sound ON to Port Colborne ON

I suppose that I’d better start with an admission. We had a little bit of an off today. First time in three years. We set off in steady rain this morning, intending to stop at the first fuel station, since we’d already used half a tankful on our final leg the previous day.
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Thu 22 July: Blind River ON to Parry Sound ON

We rode around a big piece of Lake Huron today, including Georgian Bay. We haven’t seen much of the Great Lake itself, though. The road has been in the main inland, through rocky lakes and forests, interspersed with farmland. This picture of Ink Lake gives an idea:

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Wed 21 July: Wawa ON to Blind River ON

We finished the Lake Superior part of the ride today, rather to our regret. What a superb road! We rode southwards from Wawa, stopping for a few final photos at Old Woman Bay:

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Tuesday in pictures

Shortly after we set off from Terrace Bay, we stopped at a lookout point near Marathon.

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Tue 20 July: Terrace Bay ON to Wawa ON

Quite a short journey today, since the next 100 miles is through a national park and has no hotels. So we were faced with the choice of a short ride or rather a long one. It was a good choice, since the weather was less kind.
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Mon 19 July: Grand Marais MN to Terrace Bay ON

This is what we came for! Riding along the shore of Lake Superior, with the sun shining, and a cool breeze to make the riding conditions just about perfect!

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The Great Lakes Tour 2010

This year, our American tour is planned around the Great Lakes.  We’ll pick up the bikes from our good friends at Cycles Plus in Elkhorn WI and travel clockwise staring with the western shore of Lake Michigan, the north of Lake Superior (which will take us into Canada), continuing along the northern edge of Lake Huron, then southwards to Niagara Falls (a must see), then the southern shore of  Lake Erie, and cross country to the south east shore of Lake Michigan before returning to Elkhorn.  We won’t go around Lake Ontario, but we’ll see it, of course, at Niagara Falls.