Saturday July 27, 2013. Day 54

Tobermory to Owen Sound

Ruth and John treated us to delicious homemade blueberry pancakes and very good coffee and we were on the road by 7:30. There was quite a strong headwind for most of the way and intermittent showers, but we made good time and did not get too wet. We stopped at Ferndale, but the coffee shop’s washroom was out of order, the gas station next door did not have one and in the one opposite, the attendants refused to give Lois the key without purchasing something! Lois, incensed by this and stubborn, refused to buy anything, though may well have done had it not been insisted upon, and rode another 5 km before finding some privacy beside the highway. It was here that John and Ruth caught up with us as they were on their way to Cambridge, so we said goodbye again by the side of Highway 6. We passed through farmland and woodland and noticed a few wind turbines as well as signs opposing this form of alternative energy.

After lunch at the Green Door in Wiarton (thanks, Ruth, for the suggestion) and after taking a picture of  Willie, we took side roads to Owen Sound to avoid some extensive road construction. The route was much quieter than Highway #6, with rolling hills. We saw the grain terminal and a large freighter in the port as we cycled in to Owen Sound.

We are on the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

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