We easily make it up to Sudbury and zoom by it.
Our next stop: Sault Ste. Marie. We stop at Wal*Mart (yes, sorry) and I run in to grab some McFood. 45 minutes later(!!), I emerge with a couple burgers. We chomp it down and we are off again, this time heading north along Lake Superior towards Wawa.
We note a sign saying “no more gas for xxx KMs” and look at the gas gauge – we won’t make it. So after about 10 minutes, we finally find a spot to turn around and head back towards the last gas station we saw. We fill up on Premium, the only kind they had there (they were upgrading their pumps) and head back up. Word to the wise: fill up in Sault Ste Marie where the gas is a tad cheaper if you are low.
About halfway up, we stop at a lookout spot and see a striking view of Lake Superior near sunset.
This spot is called Alona Bay Lookout.
And that’s our first actual photo of Glinda, the motorhome’s unofficial name as well as [the other guy], the official pilot.
(Technical note: You can click on pretty much any picture on this blog to see a larger sized version.)
We get back in after this brief photographic break and keep going towards Wawa. By the time we get there, it’s rather late, completely dark and we can not find any places to park for the night. So we decide to head on further.
So much for the “casual, meandering pace” we had talked about. However, we wanted to take advantage of the fairly good weather we were encountering and cover as much distance as we could.
We carried on and finally chose to park at a Tourism Info booth in Marathon. There was just one 18 wheeler there so we parked away from him a bit, decided to not sleep in the bed at back but pull out the sofa into a (somewhat tight) double bed which meant less heating required.