Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Road Trip To Peace River - Day 2

The big Canadian Goose, Wawa, Ont.
It was windy, so our eyes our closed :p

This morning we left Sault Ste Marie at 9 and our first stop was the town of Wawa, ON. Home of NHL player Chris Simon, as well as the big goose!

After Wawa, we drove through the towns of White River and Terrace Bay (home of Jesse Bedard, our friend from back home).

We noticed that no matter how small the city, 500 or 15,000, there seemed to be an LCBO in each of them...

Our drive today was much more scenic then yesterdays and we saw some pretty cool wildlife.

One of the many natural beaches between Sault Ste. Marie
and Thunder Bay.
At one point, two hawks were circling the highway and one swooped downwards towards our car. The wingspan was about the size of our windshield! We made some stops along the highway to take some pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views.

We also got to enjoy the Lake Superior shoreline for the majority of our trip, which consisted of natural beaches and many steep climbs that provided a good view once we were at the top. It was truly beautiful.

A view down a mountain and through an opening in the
Canadian Shield. Lake Superior at the foot.
We continued our trip to Thunder Bay where we stopped for dinner and refueled. Along the highway gas was priced at $1.56/litre, however, we discovered a cheaper gas price within the city (still $1.4
3), making us a little happier!

Jeff would like me to mention that Thunder Bay is the home of NHL brothers Mark, Jordan, and Eric Staal.

We then decided to continue our travels to Dryden, Ontario where we are going to get some rest, making today’s trip a total of 1045 kilometers.

The sun was shining bright until 10 p.m., and when we arrived in Dryden at 10:30, the sun had just set and it stayed bright until 11:30ish. Unreal.

Since we decided to push our trip to Dryden today, we will be passing through Winnipeg early tomorrow morning, checking out the city, and then heading into Saskatchewan to end tomorrow’s leg of the trip. Keep posted!

Love and peace to everyone,

Cass & Jeff

Here are a few pictures taken on today's drive... Click them for a bigger view.

Stopped along the highway just outside Sault Ste Marie,
to get a great shot of the Lake Superior shoreline.

A small but beautiful waterfall located along the highway just
outside of Wawa, ON.
Finally came across a "restroom" stop.
Not much of a restroom if you ask me (Cassie). 

Jeff and I with the waterfall! There are resting areas along
the highway, near the most picturesque places.
The small towns between the Soo and Thunder Bay were
definitely preachers. This was the last of about 15 signs we
saw along the highway.
A great shot of Lake Superior while driving along the shore.

Jeff with the Manitouwadge welcome sign

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