Approaching Ottawa on 417 around 8:00 AM on a Monday morning was not, in retrospect, one of my best ideas We had encountered some moderately heavy rain after we left Casselman but that had eased by the time we got into the heavy traffic. Past the city centre, our side eased off and, once we left the city, the highway was largely empty.
Traffic was light as we continued on to Deep River, where we stopped for fuel.
The next leg took us to Mattawa.
The new Tim's in Mattawa was busy and the parking lot was tricky for trailers. It was raining fairly heavily and the umbrellas were under the suitcases in the back, so we got a little wet at this bathroom break/coffee stop.
When I am done with my travel mug, I usually put it in the wastebasket in the back behind the console for safekeeping. I guess when I swapped it out for a water bottle a while back, I inadvertently put it in the McDonald's bag from Casselman. Then, at the gas stop in Deep River, Sandy threw the McDonald's bag in the trash can. Oh well, I didn't like that travel mug anyway...
Mattawa was our last stop. The rain devolved into an intense fine mist that was hard to keep off the windshield.
We pulled into the driveway about 2:50. Within a half hour, we had the bike unloaded, the trailer disconnected the luggage moved into the house and were off to the grocery store to restock the kitchen
It was a very good trip but bittersweet, since fall was upon us and winter was just around the corner.
Today's Route (359 Equinox/trailer miles):