June 5, 2008:
We woke this morning to a cold, damp day and a fog shrouded Lake Superior. Well it's June and if I have my geography right we're currently in the northern hemisphere ... right?? That means it's meant to be spring/summer about now ... right?? It seems to us that spring has been forgotten this year - hopefully summer kicks in soon or at least let it last longer! We could be in New Zealand for all we know!
Anyway it's time for us to continue on towards the west. We secured our belongings inside the camper and hauled the jacks up into position and prepared to leave Agawa Bay. It really is a beautiful quiet spot to spend a few days but no doubt the crowds will begin to arrive soon with the school holidays just around the corner!
Soon after hitting the road we were pulling off to take a shot of an eerie looking Lake Superior covered by a thick blanket of fog with the odd island poking through.
Our first real stop of the day was a hidden gem - Sinclair Cove, a beautiful serene bay with large smoothed boulders breaking through the surface of the clear water near the shoreline. The fog rolled in and out several times while we were there as though on a tide, which just added to the mystic scene.
Next on our agenda was Agawa Rock the site of ancient pictographs which date back between 150-400 years. The Ojibwa People used the massive rock face as a stone canvas to leave messages or to tell stories. The only access to Agawa Rock besides by boat, is to take a 400 metre long forest trail which leads right to the rock face. Once at the rock face there is only a slippery sloping ledge on which to stand to view the pictographs - sturdy shoes are a must!
After nearly an hour, we moseyed on and spent several hours travelling further west - we planned to try and make it to Rainbow Falls Provincial Park to camp. The rain just pelted down the whole way and so the only other stop we made was after the town of Terrace Bay at Aguasabon Falls. Since there had been sooooo much rain lately the falls were flooded - which were in part due to the flood gates being opened at the power plant further up stream. Nevertheless, there was a lot of water and it was heading out towards Lake Superior at a terrific rate, squeezing through the narrow canyon en-route.
With such a grey sky and dreary weather we decided to just high-tail it to the Rossport Campground in Rainbow Falls Provincial Park - still on the shores of Lake Superior!
The next day, June 6th, we drove directly to Thunder Bay through torrential rain so that we could visit and hassle a pilot friend Rolf met 12 years ago in Newfoundland. Would've been nice if you'd turned on the sunny weather for us Guy - sheessshhh!!
That night we headed out with Guy and his girlfriend Karen for a concert - we love our concerts don't we!! It was Karen's birthday and lucky for Karen the band Boston just happened to be kicking off their summer tour of the USA and Canada ... in Thunder Bay ... on her birthday!
It was a great evening out - although a complete 180 degree turn around from what we were doing just the day before - from pure nature to pure hype! The next morning ... (pause) ummmm ... actually there wasn't a next morning, in fact nobody emerged before midday - I can hardly imagine why!! Great party Karen!
The torrential rain over the past few days had created a quagmire at the concert venue and there was just no avoiding walking in the mud all night - so the next day our shoes and jeans just looked "fabulous darling"!!
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