Sorry for the long break from blogging. I felt I jinxed our progress last Saturday as five minutes after I published the post we experienced a flat tire that essentially set us back for an entire day.
While stuck and waiting for CAA roadside assistance (which never arrived) I walked the pups and took some pictures. It turned out that we were only about 3 km from Vermillion Bay.
The tire got fixed thanks to a very friendly and helpful mechanic on duty at the Canadian Tire Store in Dryden. We ended up backtracking due to a horrendous noise that came from the stabilizer bar assembly in the hitch as we pulled out of the parking lot. It turned out that the RV place in Moose Jaw that installed the new hitch assembly neglected to grease it upon installation… our friendly mechanic at Canadian Tire figured it out quickly and solved the issue.
Knocking on wood, the trip has continued without any further issues.
We spent the night on Sunday at one of our favourite spots along Lake Superior, Pebble Beach in Marathon. The local campground was closed for the season and we joined a few other campers overlooking the beach from the parking lot.
Our only other spot we stopped at the next day was Katherine Cove. Compared to two years ago, the parking lots were quite full at the scenic pull outs and public beaches and there were people everywhere. Our motto remains: we are socially distancing whenever possible! The camper has certainly helped us do that.
We zipped through Northern and Eastern Ontario without delay and only stopped for gas. I waved to my friends as we passed various cities and towns missing those quick coffee meet ups we used to enjoy during pre- Covid times.
Here are a few more impressions taken from the car window.
We have managed to find campgrounds willing to accommodate us at the end of the season. This was the view from our spot in Mattawa.
And last night we spent in Lac Louise between Montreal and Quebec City, one of the Covid hot zones.
We were the only overnight campers and had no trouble distancing and staying safe.
We spent a bit more time this morning which allowed me to go for a much needed walk with and without the pups.
A wrong turn on the highway sent us over the access bridge into Quebec City but we quickly got ourselves turned around and pointed into the right direction. Bonus: It did allow for some great pictures of the bridges!
We are currently travelling toward the New Brunswick border where we will spend the night. We hope our paperwork is in order so we can cross into the Atlantic Bubble without delay tomorrow morning. It will be a long day of travel to reach our destination.
Thanks for following along this far. I will check in from our end destination and catch you up on future plans! There will be plenty of time as we have two full weeks of isolation ahead of us. Take care! Stay safe, everybody!