Hi there – well, we had quite a long day driving and the Lady developed a crick in her neck looking for more moose. She finally gave up then the Man spotted a moose but by the time he got his camera ready the moose had gone.
Our drive from Ignace to the bypass highway to Thunder Bay (two hours) was very much like travelling through BC with lots of forest, and granite outcrops. Once we turned onto the bypass the countryside changed almost immediately to rolling hills with farmland and coniferous forest. We got our first look at Lake Superior from the highway that goes around Thunder Bay. I have noticed that the Man and the Lady go to great lengths to miss big cities. Seems they like to look at the natural stuff better.
One of the highlights of the day was to visit the Terry Fox Memorial that is located just east of Thunder Bay on Highway 17 (Trans Canada). This is the spot where Terry had to give up his run across Canada (he started in Newfoundland). The whole site is very beautiful with a great view overlooking Lake Superior. Two of the Man and Lady’s grandkiddos go to Terry Fox School in Abbotsford, BC so we took some photos that we’ll send along. The highway we continued to drive on is now called the Terry Fox Courage Highway.
After leaving the memorial we made one more stop at Canada’s largest amethyst mine. Quite interesting BUT IT WAS A MINE – it kind of confused me to see the Man and Lady there but humans do such weird things.
Tonight we’re in Nipigon (or North Pigeon according to how the Lady reads signs). Quite a pretty town but one that obviously suffered when the Trans Canada moved to the outskirts of town. The center core is looking a little weary. Tomorrow we will head south down the Lake Superior coast but no real plans so I’ll be in touch.