Will we ever reach Manitoba?

June 4 and 5, 2022

We have heard a constant refrain, that it takes a long time to drive east to west through Ontario. We agree. We started by leaving Manitoulin Resort and heading to Espanola, Ontario.

View of Georgian Bay from Sheguiandah on Manitoulin Island.
The distances on the Island are long also.
Here’s the narrow bridge again (ignore the dirty windshield).
The Domtar Mill in Espanola runs on hydropower.
On the road from Espanola to Sault Ste. Marie.
The geese hissed to keep us away from the chicks.

We drove north from Sault Ste. Marie to and through Lake Superior Provincial Park, with its spectacular vistas. We spent the night at Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground in the north part of the park.

Rabbit Blanket Lake
Mining operations near White River.

We headed north to Wawa and west towards Marathon and saw first Canadian moose in Obatanga Provincial Park and the second a little later at Moose Creek. Sorry, no photos! After waiting for a train at a crossing in Marathon we stopped for lunch at Pebble Beach on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Quaint Marathon

Our last stop of the day was at Aquasabon Gorge and Falls, where a tremendous volume of water was falling, apparently a part of a hydro power system.

On to Thunder Bay.

One thought on “Will we ever reach Manitoba?

  1. Great trip so far. Spent 2 summers in Sault St Marie Ontario, though did cross to Michigan a few times(drinking age lower). Lots of Moose and beautiful rock bottom lakes. Worked on Dutch Elm disease. Drive safely. Love the commentary. Bill.

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