Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Day Eight

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:
Airport Road
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
Highway 89
Looking for a campground in Lion's Head
The heat before Owen Sound

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I'm going to have to read from the start. See you soon!