|A lot of the driving day looked like this|
A raw wet and windy day saw us out of Ontario today, on our way into Manitoba. Manitoba has been in the news lately for lots of rain and flooding in some areas. Some of this rain has spilled over into Ontario too. As we left Dryden there was a sidewalk issue:
Later we stopped for a picnic breakfast in a nice little park in Vermillion Bay.
|The dock here was also flooded|
|The concrete dock was awash|
|Tilted by high water flotation|
Also in the park, a bicycle that would give one some exercise:
|Complete with training wheel|
As the lead picture showed, it was a wet day for much of the earlier part of the drive:
Later though, we had some sun for our late lunch picnic:
|Cheery beeps from some of the passing motorists|
|Off to the South at the same time, skies still threatening|
After struggling a bit about where and when to land for tonight, we ended up at a Manitoba Provincial Park, Spruce Woods aka Kiche Manitou Campground. A nice campground that reminds us of Rondeau Provincial Park in southern Ontario. We needed a rest day, so signed up for 2 nights. It's lovely park, would be a great place to have our bikes with us. The main park drawback is poor cellular reception, at least for our Koodo phones, so our Wifi is limited to texts and short simple emails.
On a walk around the park, a family was fishing for pike. Dad said they had mostly caught seaweed. On our way back though:
|A small unhappy pike, a happy family|
There were weather warnings overnight, for high winds, rain and even large hail potential. Only light rain where we were camped though, thank goodness!
This morning we took a short drive around the area, doing some shopping in the pleasant little town of Glenboro:
The local bakery served up some fresh-made donuts we desperately needed (Not!):
We also topped up our tank with Esso diesel for $1.99/ltr, about the lowest pump price we've seen so far. Glenboro also has a nearby cell tower, so we're parked at the edge of town doing this blog.