We didn’t get as far as we intended today. Tricia, who we stayed with in Yorkton Saskatchewan, had told her friends and family we were riding through on her blog. So in Thunder Bay we had plans to stay with her sister Tara. Our intentions were to ride into Thunder Bay to stay with Tara and family, however not long after we started our ride today the rain began. It was a heavy rain that persisted all 60km to the first motel/gas station stop we saw. Here we decided instead to stay in the motel and arrive early tomorrow in Thunder Bay. We will be better able to visit and have a chance to set ourselves up for the next stretch to Sault Ste Marie.
A truck driver in the rest stop did say he passed about 10 cyclists in between Upsala and where we were, so there seems to be quite a few others we haven’t yet come across.
A bit later we returned to the shop for some snacks and we saw Jill inside drying off. We talked with her for a while and found out she’s friends with our neighbour in Montreal. Small world!
As the rain and storm continued the rest of the afternoon we felt our choice in stopping early was warranted.