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Old 09-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #16
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Day 6 would see us travel up Hwy 61 and back into Canada with a detour to Kakabeka Falls. At a gas stop in Grand Maris, I saw this gem of a building out of the corner of my eye:



Stopped at a great roadside lookout:









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Old 09-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #17
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love the thread and images
WHY HDR ON EVERY IMAGE?
just wondering
i DO like HDR...
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #18
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Just like the effect on the sky and contrast. I found the photos looked kind of flat so I decided to change it up.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #19
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Made it to the border and I gotta tell you, Peewee was happy to be back in Canada. He believes he is like a Draft Dodger, hiding out across the border and going to theatres as he pleases.



While Dave was making time with the "welcome to Ontario" girls, Peewee decided to get a leg stretch on the nature trail:



Next stop was Kakabeka Falls which was a nice ride on some secondary back roads. Peewee committed yet another indiscretion by failing to pay the fee:





Now we were being chased by some nasty looking clouds and could see rain in the distance. After a quick lunch of East Coast McLobster at the big "M" (yeah, right) and a stop to see Terry:



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Old 10-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #20
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We tried to out run the thunderstorm but to no avail however, the Province was kind enough to put up some awesome shelters which just happened to avail itself just as we were about to put on the rain gear:



We pulled into Nipigon and stopped at the first motel we could find. As we got off the bikes I heard Dave say "I wonder what the room service is like:



First order of business made Peewee very happy:



After a few drinks, Peewee said he was going out to look for something strange, well........he found it!



A beer drinking parrot:



We warned Peewee to stay close as he had a bit too much to drink. We found him in the woods later on:



Total kms for Day - 308
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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As many of you know, the ride from Nipigon the Wawa has some mighty fine scenery:















The day began with promise but about half way the Wawa, we were being chased by a thunderstorm yet again. We made it to Wawa half soaked:



At the motel we met Orville, a retired Exec from Honda Canada. We got to pick his brain well into the wee hours by plying him with Scotch. We certainly enjoyed his company and tales of Honda. Dave even got an apology for the poor performance of his XR and for not building him a modern replacement.

Day 7 total kms - 390

The last day, sniff....... Day 8, was a dull overcast ride home, very fitting for the end. I now see what all of you are saying about being on the road. It took great conviction to convince myself not to just keep going....... to wherever.

It appeared that transportation in Wawa was a wee bit behind the times:





We beat it out of town for the last 342 kms home:





Total trip Kms - 3020!

Next summer will be the East Coast/Cabot Trail.
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