Category Archives: Cycling

Day 47 – Niagara Falls

A cloud of mist ahead portended the Falls. In spite of the “world famous” nonsense associated with Niagara Falls, they didn’t disappoint us. We watched the water glide over the edge of the rock of the riverbed a few feet away and felt the thunder of the crashing river below (see photo). Wow!
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Day 46 – Lake Erie and Niagara River

Tall buildings in Buffalo loomed across the river. The current in the river ripped along. We arrived in Fort Erie, Ontario where we rode 2 miles to buy groceries. That done, we rode north for 9 miles on Niagara Parkway, mostly forsaking the parallel and bumpy Niagara Recreation Trail.
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Day 45 – Hot and sunny along Lake Erie

We followed the Adventure Cycling Association route all day starting with 12 miles on CR 24 (the Dexter Line) to Dexter and Port Bruce- a modest settlement- then 12 miles on CR 42 (the Nova Scotia Line) to Port Burnell where we enjoyed breakfast at Aunt Tilly’s. We continued east on the Glen Erie Line and CR 42(Lakeshore Drive) for 22 miles to Port Rowan, a more lively town with a small harbor (see photo).
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Day 44 – Lake Erie

One of the hills was so steep that we walked our bikes up the hill. When we arrived at Terry’s, he was leaving on an errand. He told us to make ourselves at home, which we did. After cleaning up, we cooked and ate dinner on the deck overlooking Lake Erie (see photo). Terry returned and we chatted about our outdoor adventures. What a grand place to stay!
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Day 43 – Into Canada

In Marine City, the highway passed by stately Victorian mansions, overlooking the St. Clair River (see photo). In 5 more miles, we ate lunch at Algonac State Park, under a huge catalpa tree. Jet skis roared along the river, while anglers tested the waters for walleyes, evidently without success. After this pleasant interlude, we biked a few more miles south, to the Algonac Ferry. Water from the river flooded parts of the vehicle ramp to the ferry. In 10 minutes the ferry arrived.
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Day 42 – Head winds, tail winds, farm land

We woke up at 6 am and were on the road at 7 am, into Frankenmuth. We rode down the main drag past fancy hotels, Bavarian themed businesses and buildings. At the south end of town there was a massive, enclosed water park, the World’s Largest Christmas Wonderland, and a chapel. I’ve never seen anything like it!
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