A Dark Cloud with a Silver Lining

So I spent a long time the other night writing a blog and surprise surprise the WordPress app deleted my post again. So attempt two… 

We spent a night in Killaloe, with this guy Ras. He has a pretty cool bike shop.

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Everyone here was really nice to us and we had a great time, some drinks and some music. To bed early and off the next day.

We made it to the east side of Algonquin. We camped out and prepared to bike through the park. The next day we hit the park, hwy 60.

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We biked on through, stopping along the way for breaks and to check out the scenery.

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It was a pretty nice ride. It was easy to spot the moose, you just looked for a bunch of vehicles pulled over.

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We made it through the park and made camp for the night. Unfortunately no Algonquin camp for us.

The best part of the campsite that night was the bugs… Sarcasm. This was the view in our tent the next morning.

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We made Huntsville. We even got there before the bike shop was open, so we made productive use of our time.

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Denis, the awesome guy we were staying with, picked us up and brought us to his place.

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Also Pete’s parents came for a visit! We spent the night having a few beers and a delicious dinner. This was followed by a couple more beers and some cards.

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The next day we got some bad news, the parts for the bikes might take a couple days to come. Fortunately some friends were at a cottage on Lake Joseph and they invited us to join them!

Pete’s parents were nice enough to drive us to Port Carling, where Sara picked us up. I got to see some friends I didn’t expect to see for months!

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Unfortunately Yosra and Lawrence had to leave the night we got there.  That night we had a visitor join us while we were playing Catan.

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We spent the days relaxing, while Jenn and Sara were productive, working on their theses. Some sauna, a paddle, and more Catan and it was time to leave. It’s hard to leave Jenn’s cottage.

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Sara and Jenn were awesome and gave us a ride back to Huntsville. Denis picked us up and treated us to dinner at a pub.

The next morning Denis drove us to pick up our bikes and saw us off. The Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop got our bikes working great.

Next stop Parry Sound. We slept behind a grocery store that night. At 2:30am we were woken up by an OPP officer. After we got out and assured him weren’t the robbers he was looking for, he was on his way. Later on I had to scare off a raccoon that was getting a little bold with our food supply.

We were off toward Sudbury the next morning. It was hot today. We stopped at every opportunity to get cold drinks. People seemed to be really interested in where we were going. We decided to stick with the highway, which cut off about 75km.

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We stopped and found a campsite beside the hwy. We had just setup the hammocks when a OPP truck showed up. Luckily, he didn’t care that we were here, he just wanted to catch some speeders.

So as I lay here in my hammock writing this, watching the fireflies and waiting for the stars to come out, I remember why we embarked on this crazy endeavour.

Continued in the next exciting instalment of whatever this blog is called.

Also Pete did not proofread this post, he is sleeping soundly, so all grammar and auto correct errors are my sole responsibility.

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