Today is a bit hectic as I pack up our trailer and we ready ourselves for a big camping trip 13 hours north of where I live up onto the Canadian Shield.
I think I did talk briefly about this last year when I posted pics of our trailer.
I always wanted to go to Neys Provincial Park which is near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
It’s not my first time to the lakehead of the great lakes, but it’s been about nine years.
I didn’t think we’d be able to make this work because of COVID-19, but Canada and in particularly Ontario, has worked hard. We did a trial run camp at a Provincial Park in July and the Ontario Parks system has done an amazing job of keep the parks clean and safe.
The number of operating campsites has been reduced, so less campers.
There are no showers open, so they can focus all cleaning on the bathrooms.
So once we did that trial run in July, we felt safe driving north to take part in our week long vacation on the shores of Lake Superior.
We have masks, hand sanitizer and except for bathrooms, we’re self contained.
The only thing I won’t have is cell service (it’s kind of sketchy up there). I’ll be disconnected and I’m really looking forward to it.
Things I want to see:
Moose: I have not seen a wild moose. I have spent many years up north and they continue to elude me. I’ve seen every other big game animal in the wild, but no moose. So fingers crossed.
River Otter: I’m hoping I spy these guys as they swim up the Pic River into Lake Superior.
Pereseid Meteor Shower: It’ll be picking the nights we’re up there and it’s pretty dark in northern Ontario and we’re in a dark night preserve. Fingers crossed for clear nights.
I’m never more at peace, than when I’m north. My Dad is from up here (you can’t actually see his home town because it’s still a bit further north), but this is where my roots are from. I’m very glad to be going back, even for a short time.
So that’s what I’ll be up to this week. I hope you all have a great week and I’ll “see” you when I get back. That’s if the bears or the black flies don’t carry me off! 😉
I’ll leave you with a Canadian folk classic! xo