Thursday, September 12, 2013

Oh Canada!

Before we headed north to Canada,
 we watched boats go through the locks at Sault Ste Marie.

The Algoma Spirit barge in the lock

The barge after the water level is dropped.
It can now continue down the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

 We followed the Circle the Lake tour around Lake Superior.

  This is Chippewa Falls, the halfway point on the Trans-Canada highway.

We visited the town of Wawa, Ontario  and saw the Big Goose.

We also saw the Gitchee Goomees statues.
 (The Chippewa Indians called Lake Superior, Kitchi-gummi meaning "great water".)

 We checked out the hometown of Winnie-the-Pooh author, A. A. Milne.

There are lots of beautiful sights along Lake Superior.
This is Aguasabon River Gorge, the waterfall is hidden to the left.

We stopped at many beachside pullouts.
I found the beaches fascinating being made up of tiny red, pink & black pebbles.

Near Thunder Bay, we visited the Terry Fox Memorial.
Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete who, after losing a leg to cancer,
 embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise awareness of cancer & a cure.
He ran 3339 miles before ending his run at the memorial site,
 forced from his quest by the illness that ultimately ended his life.

We camped near White Lake and listened to the call of the loons.
Canada is truly beautiful and full of natural wonders.

No comments: