We left home around 10am and stopped in Perkinsfield ON for fuel. I was really surprised at how little fuel we needed. We had filled up in Ottawa last week before heading home and only had to purchase $120.00 worth of fuel today. 92 Litres from Ottawa to home is very good I would say.
After taking on fuel, we headed to Tire Busters in Waverly ON to get our tires checked. I am waiting for the arrival of my TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It should be at the Post Office any day now, but since we won’t be home for a week, I thought it was wise to just get the tire pressures checked before heading up North. The tires were all fine and at the correct psi. They inspected the tires for any irregular wear, but everything is good.
We headed East on Hwy 12 till we got to Orillia ON. There we stopped and had our lunch. Nothing like having your kitchen travelling with you, we had macaroni and cheese for lunch, then jello and home made chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Back on the road, we headed North on Hwy 11. Through the towns of Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville.
Large sections of granite had to be blasted away in the construction of Hwy 11
There are lots of small lakes and rivers to look at as we drive along.
A few weeks ago, this is the cloverleaf where we cut off of Hwy 11 and took Hwy 60 all the way to Algonquin Park.
About an hour and a half North of Orillia we come to our exit for Doe Lake.
We follow Doe Lake Road for a couple of KM.
We cross over this narrow bridge. Karen commented that she was glad that I was driving and not her.
We have arrived at Doe Lake Campground & Rizzort. No, that’s not a spelling error, the owners last name is Rizzo. I parked on the shoulder of the road and went in to register.
Nancy Rizzo met us in the office and got us checked in while her husband Anthony went and visually checked our site to make sure it was indeed empty and ready for us.
With the campground map in my hand and the site number circled on the map, we drove the narrow twisting roads to our site.
Got myself backed into site 74 and 15 minutes later we were level, hooked up and ready to relax.
About 20 minutes later, Nancy and Anthony stopped by to make sure that we didn't have any issues with the site and that we are comfortable. Now that is the sign of a good campground host when they take the extra effort to make sure their guests are set up and ok.
Around 3:30 we went for a short walk around part of the campground and down to the lake.
It is a very picturesque lake. There is a little covered deck in front of the campground office for the guests to use and enjoy the view.
A small sand beach.
And a small marina.
Pretty little gardens are planted throughout the waterfront part of the property. We bought a bag of ice and then headed back to our motorhome.
After our walk, we had a little snack of cheese and crackers. Then when it was time for dinner, I fired up the Weber Q and cooked us up some hamburgers along with some new potatoes with onions and butter wrapped in foil. A very delicious dinner. Ice cream sundaes for dessert. We are here for a couple of days before heading further North.