Day 7 – Special People & Special Sights along the way

We had a gorgeous, sunny day to ride. The first half of the ride was fairly uneventful but things really picked up in the afternoon. For rode over the Nipigon Bridge, newly built in 2105, which suffered structural damage during its very first winter – now repaired.

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The second was the best. Timo, Alain and I stopped at the very spot where in 2014 Richard busted his derailleur and started using my bike while I was injured. We FaceTimed him and Jacquie to say, “Hello,” from that very spot. But way more surprising was when Wayne and Nora Lee Arcand, whom my wife and I (Rob) know from Sudbury, stopped by to greet us at this same magnificent lookout over Lake Superior.

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Then Alain set up a welcome “sign” at our lunch stop.

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We saw our first bear (cute and small in this picture because it was safely far away) …

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splendid views of Lake Superior …

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fog coming off the lake because of how cold it is …

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a refreshing dip in the cold water …

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an old truck on display as an advertising gimmick …

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some are suggesting this should be my next form of transportation across Canada …

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But more importantly, it is the people we meet who make this trip so special. Pastor Steve and his wife, Eva, welcomed us into their church and allowed us to speak to their youth and some of the adults. This makes two evenings in a row that we spoke to mostly children and youth. Perhaps we are inspiring a new generation to pick up the cause.

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