Monday July 22, 2013. Day 50

Sault Ste Marie to Iron Bridge

Despite espresso and a latte at Dish, grilled cheese and vegetarian Denver sandwiches in Desbarats, ice cream in Bruce Mines and a wonderful salad with smoked whitefish, blue cheese and avocado at the Red Top Motor Inn in Iron Bridge, it was a really tough day. The headwinds were at 25 km/h gusting to 45, together with roads works with “grooved pavement” readying for re-surfacing. It was a very tiring and long day.

Did you know that a loonie has the initials RCC on it? This is for Robert-Ralph Carmichael who designed the coin and who is from Echo Bay where there is a very large replica in a small park by the road.

The land is quite different this side of the Soo. There are crops and hay fields. We were reminded of how long we have been on the road; the wheat was just sprouting in Saskatchewan whereas it seems to be ready to harvest here. The road signs were an indicator of the Amish community here. We saw a road side vegetable stand (no sales on Sunday) with a wagon behind it and later in Iron Bridge a man driving a horse and buggy through the town.

Wildlife Notes: Osprey at a nest.

We are on the traditional territory of the Fist Nations of  Robinson Huron Treaty. We passed through the Garden River First Nation and passed the Thessalon First Nation. We also saw a billboard promoting an artist who sings in Ojibwe.








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