This is how the morning of day 8 looked like from inside the cabin.
Same as every day, pack everything and get ready to go. It was cloudy and it was getting very foggy.
Since I didn’t clean and lube my chain for well over 1000km in the trip and I had lots of rain, I was looking for a place that could I stop to lube my chain. I found the parking for road and highway maintenance trucks. I met Tim there waiting for maintenance to bring him a new battery for his truck. We had a little chat and Tim turned out to be a rider too, owning a Yamaha FJR1300, with over 50k miles on it. Tim helped me to lube my chain.
Then continued on local shore line roads and then hwy 61 north. There were couple of spots with constructions and reroute or ride on gravel for a little while. But mostly nice road, mainly beside Lake Superior.
Closer to Canada It got nicer scenery as there were more mountains.
Later in the day and after crossing the border, it started getting sunny and nice weather again.
Lots of constructions and single lane on hwy.
I rode straight to KOA Thunder Bay as I didn’t want to lose the chance to get a site. And It was laundry day too.
I got to KOA on time to get a tent site and do the laundry before they close the office. The KOAs are getting fancier, this KOA had camping kitchen with toaster, stove and sink. Their shower and washroom is better than any motel I’ve ever been to!
Right after me two other riders got a tent site right beside me.
Tim and Doug work in Alberta and were riding from Alberta to New Brunswick. Since we were going the same direction, I decided to accompany them the next day.
We had breakfast in Tim Hortons and started riding. Very nice weather, sunny and started getting warm. We hit few more construction spots on the road, and few stops for rest or site seeing.
Three of us with three bikes from all over the country, Tim had BMW F800GS with Alberta’s plate, Doug with Kawasaki ZX9R with Newbrusweek’s Plate and myself with Suzuki V-Strom 650 with Ontario’s plate.
Since we left Thunder Bay I did not have any signal on my Bell cell phone, but They had coverage with their Rogers cell phones.
We separated in White River, Tim and Doug headed toward Sault Ste. Marie, and I slowed down and headed to Wawa and then a camp site in Lake Superior provincial park, Rabbit Blanket lake.
I got a nice site beside the lake, went for a hike, swam in the lake, took a shower. And when came out of shower it was already drizzling rain. I ran back to the tent, through everything from outside into the tent and went inside to rest and wait for rain to stop.
Later I setup the camera for timelapse video from the sunset.