Kakabeka Falls

11 Aug 2005
8.45 – 5.00 (Eastern time zone)
110.3 km
avs 22.2 km/hr
4 hours 58 mins travel time

Bananas for breakfast in our motel, then 20 kms down the road to Gary’s Esso truck stop and a good breakfast. The road is flat through peat bogs all the way to Raith, but not quite as fast as some head wind.

Two interesting things near Raith: The first is the time zone change and monument to Sir Sanford Fleming – chief engineer on the building of the railroad and inventor of time zones. The same spot has the large plaque showing our highway – Highway 17 – the TCH, and the highway of the first nations used by the early explorers for several hundred years. The route starts at Thunder Bay, upstream to Dog lake, then over a portage to Lac des Milles Lacs and the Hudson Bay watershed – could stay on these rivers all the way to the Cypress Hills.

The second interesting spot is the continental divide marker – we’ve been looking for it for days now and are surprised to find it so close to Lake Superior and Thunder Bay.

Cycling today was not so fun – head wind and NO shoulder. Very hilly coming into Kakabeka Falls. The falls are very dramatic.

Good dinner in small cafe – the person directing us there cautioned that we might not like it because no deep fryer…


About Olin and Suzanne
Olin and Suzanne's cycling trip, across Canada and around the world.

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