We’ve made it all the way to Balmy Beach! Its been an incredible journey, we met the most generous and welcoming people!
After leaving Sauble Beach the weather was great and the shoreline was flat so we biked an extra 38 km than we planned. From Sauble to Oliphant where the beach was long and very shallow!
- The beach in Oliphant!
- We we’re feeling really excited about life and lake Huron. So we got back on our trusty bicycles and pedalled up to Red Bay where we found a beautiful garden centre called Earth Bound. There we’re some retired bicycles. Don’t throw them out, they are beautiful! Earth Bound hosts garden concerts on Sunday’s so we will have to go back some time to folk their socks off!
- After Red Bay we cranked it all the way through to Pike Bay! We had some rough going through a 3 km construction area. Bumpy! We stopped at a diner/campground office and we’re thinking about calling it a night, but we had a little left in us. Since neither Polly or myself are very good at making decisions we flipped a coin and we’re off to Stokes Bay. We really wanted to complete the Bruce Penninsula triathlon (bike, swim, eat) and get some ice-cream then find a place to sleep but the general store had a back in five minutes sign. Five minutes is a really long time. So we got chatting with a woman named Sharon who was waiting to get some 2% milk. And she didn’t think the guy who ran the camp site in Stokes Bay had his things together. So she said we could sleep in her yard, but then invited us inside because it might rain! Sometimes you flip a coin and avoid paying to sleep on the ground and to get hosted by a friendly person in a beautiful home with comfortable beds.
- We had an early start the next day and made it up to Tobermory a whole day earlier then expected, after some big hills. We we’re just in time to make the 3 o’clock Chi Chee Mon to Manitoulin Island. But we then quickly decided we couldn’t afford to take the big boat. 25$ a person and bike each way! So we busked in Tobermory for an hour and a half and made enough money to buy food and camp for the night!. The next day we slept in, went back into Tobermory to busk for another two hours to buy more food and pay for another night of camping. The next morning we we’re off to Cyprus Lake National Park for another adventure. Please Stay Tuned! (oh and we’re having a great time, I’m just a little bit grumpy in the morning sometimes)
- Happy Trails! Take the Lane!