• Midland to Toronto and Home

    Breakfast of cereals, toast and strong coffee preceded a 10am start to a long day travelling. It was predicted to be hot 28+, but the morning had the sun struggling to break through high cloud. As we left Midland heading south the traffic started to build up, reversing the trend of the last couple of… Continue Reading

  • Sudbury to Midland

    We had an abortive start. We left the motel at 9am eager to get on the road as it was a gorgeous day promising to be good for sightseeing. However, with our destination inputted into the Satnav, the screen suddenly went into night mode just a few hundred metres down the road and I couldn’t… Continue Reading

  • Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury

    Our destination today was Sudbury, the Satnav indicating a journey time of around three and a half hours and the sky promised good clear day. We left the motel just after 9.30am after any rush hour traffic had gone. We hadn’t gone far when we made our first stop in Bruce Mines, we passed a… Continue Reading

  • Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie

    A very pleasant night’s sleep was brought to an end by a thunderstorm and torrential rain around 8am. We were reluctant to make an early start to today’s adventure, hoping that the rain clouds would move on. By the time we did load up the car, it had gone 10am and it was still raining… Continue Reading

  • Schreiber to Wawa

    The route from Schreiber to Wawa for the early part of our journey stuck close to Lake Superior’s northern shoreline and the views were of still waters, tree covered islands, inviting little bays and of course an increasing number of small settlements, usually accompanied with a camping or RV site. The morning was a sunny… Continue Reading

  • Long Lac to Schreiber

    Checking out of our motels here hasn’t happened yet. We are asked to just leave the key in the room and shut the door when we go. No reminder as to when we are to vacate the room or seemingly a check on whether we have taken the TV, microwave or fridge with us! The… Continue Reading

  • Hearst to Long Lac

    Lazy morning. Late 9.30am start under a blue, cloudless sky along a ridiculously quiet HWY11. I motored along at a steady 90kph (legal max), staring blissfully ahead at the endless tarmacked road stretching to the horizon with a 50m grassy apron on either side limited by a line of pines, beyond which there was a… Continue Reading

  • Cochrane to Hearst (via polar bears)

    We had a much better sleep, the TV snorer of the previous night has gone and with only two other guests in evidence, there was silence all night long. We left just after 9 am and headed for the Polar Bear Habitat just a 5 minute drive away. We were surprised that the motel owner… Continue Reading

  • Cochrane to Moosoonee (Polar Bear Express)

    It wasn’t a goodnight; I woke at 3.30am to hear the TV in the next room quite loudly. I could also hear snoring indicating that the occupant had fallen asleep with the TV on. Sue was also awake so it was decided to try the trusted method of knocking on the wall. It was to… Continue Reading

  • Latchford to Cochrane

    We breakfasted on coffee, blueberry muffins, bananas and an apple. Not my idea of full English, but that is what was on offer and it filled the same hole. While we ate we chatted amiably to the young guy on Reception. He had once been in the navy and now ran this motel, so he… Continue Reading