We had to set the alarm to get us up this morning. We have to depart the hotel by 7am because we have a long 711 KM drive ahead of us. Today we will drive as far as Thunder Bay Ontario.
Before we leave Sault Ste. Marie we have a few roadside attractions to visit. I have an app on my iPhone called “Roadside America”. It is a guide to uniquely odd roadside attractions. The app will tell me what is nearby that is worth checking out. Since installing the app, we have visited 112 locations.
So first up today is the “Three Goofy Cows in a Pile” located in front of a local dairy.
Next is the “Worlds Largest Baseball” It is made of steel and is 2000 times as big as a normal baseball.
And last was the “Man vs Moose, Moose Wins” statue.
And so we depart Sault Ste. Marie on Hwy 17. Every few KM’s or so there is a warning sign to be aware of moose. This would be a dangerous drive at night, a lot of accidents must happen despite the warnings.
Hwy 17 across the top of Lake Superior is considered one of the most scenic drives in Ontario, around each bend is another spectacular view.
We stopped at one of the many overlooks.
We stopped in Wawa at another roadside attraction. The “Largest Canada Goose”. Wawa means “goose” in a native language. The goose is 27 ft tall.
Highway 17 crosses through some of the most remote regions of Ontario. If you are a Bell Mobility subscriber, there is no connectivity along this part of the route. Gas stations are few and far between, and you can drive 200 or more KM before finding a station.
We fuelled up back in Sault Ste. Marie, but by the time we got to Wind River our gauge said 1/2 so we stopped to fill up again. While I filled up the car, Karen walked down the road a bit to take photos of this colourful childrens playground featuring Winnie the Pooh.
Back on the road again and more stunning scenery.
There are many rock cuts along the way.
And the scenery just gets better and better.
We arrived in Thunder Bay around 4:30 pm.
We checked into our hotel and then went back out for dinner at Pizza Pizza, then back to the hotel to work on the photos and blog.
Tomorrow we can sleep in a bit, we don’t have to leave quite as early in the morning.
To see all of the photos from today, you can find them all on FLICKR.