The day started early with packing up the food. Dry goods, clothing, tent, kayak, bedding etc were all packed the night before. We thought we were doing well, until we saw the volume of stuff still to be loaded into the car. Oh well, this journey is for up to 8 weeks, and possibly all 4 seasons so we are going prepared as we can! But you be the judge!
The journey today was lovely, and very familiar. We took a route that went north of Toronto through some gorgeous Canadian Shield territory. Rolling farmland in they south turned into a vista dotted with lakes. We saw a consistent haze in the sky, apparently from the forest fires in Western Canada!
Our drive today took us to just south of Parry Sound on Georgian Bay. The park where we are staying is a lovely Provincial Park on an inland lake just east of the Bay.
The campsite where we are staying is just for one night, and is a “walk-in” site which means we can’t have the car with us at the site. Lots of gear needed to be hauled a short distance just to get us set up for the night.
We opted not to bring the food boxes and stoves etc to the campsite as they would need to be cleaned and stored back in the car offsite after dinner. Tonight we head out to eat in Parry Sound! a real treat to start off the trip!
Tomorrow we’ll pack up and head to Pancake Bay which is north of Sault Ste Marie. 2 nights there will seem like a luxury. The good news is we’ve figured out how to get our new tent set up and should have everything moving like a well oiled machine when we set up next. For now I’ll sign off … hopefully will be able to update you all soon!