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This will sound familiar… Sioux Narrows to Fort Frances

First 80 km — fierce headwinds and steep hills

Next 30 km — milder headwinds and gentler hills

Final 39 km — milder headwinds and almost flat.

This does not truly capture the challenges of the day. But I imagine you the reader may be getting tired of the monotonous whining. Enough to say that I ran out of food and water by the time we reached Fort Frances, and Owen and I were taking breaks every 20 km…at most. We both were tired and sore, hungry and thirsty…and tomorrow we get to do it all over again!

What stood out today were a couple of things: first, the dramatic transition from the Canadian Shield — lakes, hills, bogs, forest closing around the sole rode heading south; and the open plains to the south, all the way to the waters dividing Ontario from Minnesota. And second, two interviews: the first by phone with Toronto Metro News, the free commuter paper with circulation in excess of 320,000 (!) and the other a lengthy in person meeting with the Fort Frances paper.

Too tired to elaborate at this time. Perhaps day after tomorrow, since tomorrow’s campsite offers nothing but showers!

“Fuelled by Equator Coffee!”

imageRoadside wild flowers again! Haven’t seen those since Alberta
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Lilly pond.

I lost a couple of photos — of a beaver dam and of a gorgeous island cottage in Nestor Falls. Bummer!

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  1. darylwood
    July 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

    AND you go realize you are at the HALF WAY POINT. Hurrah!! Hurrah! You rock!

  2. darylwood
    July 16, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Dear Ilan, I don’t hear “monotonous whining”. I hear an accurate accounting of an incredible journey which happens to include repetitive periods! Keep going my friend. A big hug and warm campfire await you in Tobermory. YOU are amazing.

  3. July 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    You are making great progress Ilan! Please remember the faces of the children when you are on empty. I am amazed at how far you have come….

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