Monday, September 06, 2010

Cambridge Ontario to Sudbury Ontario

We snuck out early before Jolene got up. She didn't know we were there and a hello would have entailed another goodbye. We decided to spare her (and her parents) that whole scene.

I called Heather from the Zehr's parking lot to see if she and Tom were up for breakfast. They weren't too keen this early so we donned the rain suits (the weather to the north looked like crap again)and headed north in chilly 12C weather.

We rode up to Highway 9 and headed east but decided to swing up to Alliston on Tottenham Road for breakfast at the McDonald's there. Our thought was that this one would be less busy than the ones on Highway 400. No sooner had we gotten there than it started to rain seriously.

From Alliston, we went east again and caught Highway 400 north. As usual, our direction was pretty quiet but the southbound side was starting to heat up. It got particularly ugly after a car caught fire in front of Georgian Downs, just south of Barrie. The vehicle was merrily engulfed in flames as three lanes of Toronto bound traffic were brought to a complete standstill. Too bad Sandy's camera was packed away in a dry spot.

I rained through Barrie but started to improve about Waubaushene. We stopped at the Tim's south of Parry Sound for fuel and a short break. It was now up to 16C but the sky was darkening and it started to spit again.

Southbound traffic was heavy all the way to the French River where we made a comfort stop at the Trading Post. We arrived home about 2:00 PM without anything else remarkable happening.

When we unpacked this time, we took all the equipment out of the trailer in anticipation of winter storage.

Today's Route (286 miles):

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