Day 71: So Long Lake Erie!

24.31 miles

Sunrise on Lake Erie

Sunrise on Lake Erie

Alan woke up early this morning and took some sunrise pictures on the shore of Lake Erie. However, after yesterday’s long day of biking we were OK with a shorter day today and didn’t leave the campground until almost 1 PM.  Today we said good bye to the south coast of Ontario and Lake Erie and headed inland. It was a cooler day for riding, but still quite windy and we again took turns drafting off each other. Speaking of wind, we saw a few pieces of a wind turbine being moved along the road. Wind energy has apparently been controversial in Ontario as evidenced by all the “No Turbines” signs we saw in some yards along our route.

Racoon tracks on beach

Raccoon tracks on beach

Wind turbine tower section in transit

Wind turbine tower section in transit

We stopped at a shop/cafe called Crazy Eights located in an eight sided barn on the side of the road for a snack and to use the wi-fi. The woman who runs it is eager to help cyclists, especially since there are so few services available in this part of Ontario. Lodging or camping was problematic for us as well. We never heard back from a Warm Showers host we had messaged in the morning, so we decided to press on to Ridgetown and spend the night at the Howard Johnson’s.

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