Ontario full circle
Trip Start Apr 11, 2005
54Trip End ??? ??, 2006
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Hi hostel lake simco
Well we have been pretty active the last four or five days travelling around ontario. We hired a car from a company called "Rent a Wreck" which as the name might suggest is a wreck. Hey it starts, goes and stops and it has quite a lot of umph in it for an automatic, the drivers window doesn't work and if we ever do breakdown i can't actually get under the bonnet as I found out the other day when I tried to put more windscreen wash in. I'm now getting used to turning right on a red light (which those of you who have driven in the states will understand what i mean). The old state troopers have been on the game over the weekend (bank holiday here) with over a 1000 on the spot fines on one road alone, and I thought the UK was bad!!!
Anyway we first set of to Orillia which is a 100k or so north of Toronto
Orillia has a lovely waterfront which in the summer would be very inviting to swim in and although temperatures were in the 20's I didn't fancy taking the plung just yet! a short walk from the waterfront is the main street, filled with little boutiques etc. We couldn't resist the temptation to gorge ourselves on the locally made cakes and fudge and felt very sick after the event. The day passed very quickly and it was soon time to retire to Gunters palace of 70's memorabilia.
The next day we set of in search of some Kyaking. We had heard from the locals in Orillia that there was a lot to be found just West of where we were so of we went. Looking at the map a place called 6 mile lake had a national park so we thought that would be a good start. On arrival we were told that the weather would be good for the day and they did in deed have kayaks but only hired them out for 24hr periods. Well KT and I haven't kyaked for some time so were a bit unsure of weather 24hrs would be a bit to long or not, there was also the problem of accomodation as the park only offered camping, so accomodation was first on the list if we were going to have boats for 24hrs
Final thought for the day.
For those of you that have been to Canada before might have noticed stone men on the side of the freeways, we certainly have. It turns out that the Indian natives build these at the side of the roads to ensure safe passage. they are great to look at, but can be a bit destracting at the same time. Any way, hope everyone is ok and looking forward to your bank holiday.