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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Day 38 – 15 July, 2011 Kakabeka Falls, Ontario to Dorion, Ontario

It rained while we had our breakfast this morning, but cleared shortly afterwards.  I decided I wanted to break the day up, instead of taking the whole day off.  We returned to where we left off yesterday.  I cycled the 35 kilometers on the bypass (Hwy 102) to the Terry Fox Scenic Lookout.  I took a photo from the road of Terry facing the west (his direction of travel).  We loaded up the bike and headed into Thunder Bay.  We found a Chapters and stocked up on books.  I have read four books since beginning this trip.  We also went into a Walmart and loaded up on fresh fruits and vegetables.  We had lunch at Kelsey’s and returned to the Terry Fox Scenic Lookout.  A nice family from B.C. approached us and said they had seen us along the way.  They were interested in our adventure.  I set off under cloudy skies with the temperature in the mid teens.  (Rain is in the forecast for the Thunder Bay area for the next 4 days.)  Construction in the T-Bay area is everywhere and it was a little unnerving on this Friday afternoon.  18 km from the Scenic Lookout Memorial is a small placque marking mile 3339 of Terry Fox’s journey where it came to an end September 1st, 1980.  Terry, you had so far to go, but you came so close!  Highway 11 and 17 merge for 100 km and it is called The Terry Fox Courage Highway.  It was an honour to be riding on it.  I arrived in Dorion at 5 p.m.  Total  97 km today.

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