Bill, Mary Ellen & Bowie - Newfoundland 2018 travel blog

First Moose in Ontraio

Sleeping Giant off of Thunder Bay

May 27

Early start to the day as our plans have changed somewhat and we are aiming to get the ferry from Manitoulin Island to Tobermory on Thursday and bypass some of the worst highways in southern Ontario by doing so, and to do that we need to make some time on the road. Our early departure is rewarded with our first moose siting off hwy 17 west of Thunder Bay. It was Sunday morning and luckily no one else was on the hwy and we had time to stop and take a few pictures. For the rest of the drive my eyes swept back and forth on the side of the road looking for another moose but no luck (just wait until Newfoundland - you will get so many pictures of moose you will be sick of them!) From humid weather in the park we had to put fleeces on in Thunder Bay it was so foggy and cold. Lake Superior contributes to significant fog all along the shore line as we drive. There is a fantastic lookout and Visitor’s Center just outside of Thunder Bay which also pays tribute to Terry Fox as his Marathon on Hope ended here in 1981. Next stop is Sleeping Giant Provincial Park which came highly recommended to us. It is a huge park and we get lost trying to find a campsite as there is no attendant at the gate and no map of the park. As with most of the parks we have stayed in across Canada (with the exception of Kelowna) we have our choice of spots and we truly have had some stunning sites.

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