To the Soo

Took me seven hours to drive 247 miles, at 90 kph (55 mph). That’s ’cause I stopped several times to check out beaches, rivers, lake views, and the informative Lake Superior Provincial Park visitor center. Another beautiful drive that alternated between following the shoreline and heading inland. Tons of small lakes, meadows, rivers, forests. There’s a lot of water flowing into Lake Superior. I guess there hasta be: it’s a huge body of strikingly clear water.

About 3pm I arrived at the KOA in “The Soo”. I’d completed my circle tour of the big lake. At a leisurely pace I spent two weeks from Tahquamenon Falls near Whitefish Point through Duluth at the west end of the lake, Thunder Bay, Marathon and into the Lock City to arrive at the east end of the lake. Very cool.

The campground thankfully has a high pressure RV wash so I washed the bugs outta B’s teeth. Dang, the old gal was a lil scuzzy! Cost me $14 to clean her up. Beats the $200 mobile wash services wanna get. That ain’t happening.

I’m hanging in The Soo until Friday, when I’ll head north & east toward Montreal, Quebec and beyond. Having fun! Not enjoying the Canadian fuel prices but I’m this far so no holding back now!

4 Replies to “To the Soo”

  1. All I can say is that you sure have seen aLOT of our country and now Canada! So much beautiful country and even more to see. What has your weather been? As you probably know we are in the triple digits!! Again, Lee

    1. Temperatures have been in the teens and 20s (Celsius!). Mid to upper 70s, low 80s in real degrees. Few rain showers. Gorgeous.

  2. Back at ya, took 9 hours to drive the 600 miles to Santa Fe, because no parks, lakes or scenery! Arranged to pick up Ben and with typical Naval Aviation precision, I was at the redlight at Airport Blvd in Santa Fe when he flew right over me at 1753 hours. Bombs on time on target! Give us the recap of the Fitzgerald visit.

    1. The Fitz visit was kinda a letdown. The shipwreck museum at Whitefish Point displays the ship’s bell and some rather mundane exhibits. The visitor centers at the maritime museum in Duluth and at Lake Superior Provincial Park on the northeast side of the lake do a better job of covering the disaster. There needs to be a movie on this and/or the 1905 storm. Maybe there is?

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