Day 8: July 3, 2011; Distance covered today: 93 km; Distance so far: 612 km.
Last night, it rained very much. There was thunder and lightening, not only in the sky, but in the campground as the campers were blasting music from 9 till 1 am. There were two parties, one for the kids at 9, the other for the grown-ups staring at 11pm. The people camping next to me asked me to join them in the party area, but I was too beat to do anything. I just wanted to get some rest.
In the morning, I woke up very early, but it took me a rather long time to pack up since my tent was all wet and I wanted to wait for it to dry. After breakfast, I biked east on Highway 89. I didn't know when I missed Airport Road, so after going east for a couple of hours, I started toward south, to Toronto. I was biking between farms, gardens, and country roads. The wind was not bad so I was doing fine except for the fact that sometimes I didn't know where I was so I had to ask for direction or do some zigzag (The last leg of the trip on the map is not the accurate route back to Toronto). I got home at 4:30. My first trip by a loaded bicycle in Canada came to an end. Like any other adventure, before even finishing one, you think about the next one. So...what is the next trip going to be? I have already started thinking about a trip from Jasper to Vancouver. Let's see..
The High Points of the Trip:
Highway nine to Lion,s Head
Camping in Primrose the last night
Visiting Mahyar and Carol
The hike in Flower Pot Island
The Low Points of the Trip
Looking for a campground in Lion's Head
The heat before Owen Sound