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moorsy

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #105 on: January 30, 2020, 01:27:18 AM »


10 YEARS ago you would have been lucky to see anyone here at Quimet Canyon. When we were there it was deserted. We hiked through the bush for over a mile, dead silence,not even bird song,the whole thing had a weird feeling about it.

Well worth the trip as the Canyon is amazing. I hav,nt found any good Videos of it, and anyway going in person is best to appreciate it.

https://www.northernontario.travel/northwest-ontario/ouimet-canyon-one-of-ontarios-natural-wonders
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #106 on: January 30, 2020, 01:35:37 AM »
TERRY   FOX.

for those of you outside Canada who maybe hav,nt heard about this wonderful young man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
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« Reply #107 on: January 30, 2020, 01:44:07 AM »
Why the previous story was there is because he had to end his journey near Thunder Bay, our next stop along the road west.

There is a lovely park and memorial to him overlooking Lake Superior. Sorry about the poor video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89e-zI80PXE
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« Reply #108 on: February 09, 2020, 03:29:22 PM »
Thank you Moorsy for posting that.

Enjoyed it very much.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #109 on: February 09, 2020, 04:14:08 PM »


Your welcome Jilly, glad you liked it.
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« Reply #110 on: February 10, 2020, 09:01:16 PM »


THUNDER BAY.   at the western end of the Great Lakes, 2820 kms to the Atlantic Ocean and navitable by the locks and canals by passing the rapids. Within a few hundred kms. of the halfway point of Canada.

Elevation is 199 metres compared to Toronto at 76 metres. The land keeps rising all the way to the Rockies.

This was until the late 60s the main shipping port for prairie wheat,now a lot of that shipping is out of the port of Vancouver.
The area has been known as Fort William and Port Arthur,then as the Lakehead,before the present name. A lot of the old waterfront has been developed as recreation space, but the downtown area is pretty bleak. We usually stayed at the Prince Arthur, an older hotel near the waterfront.  HWY #61 is a great drive south to Duluth,Minnesota.
It was always bast to fill your tank before heading west towards Dryden as gas prices shot up,not so much now I believe.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #111 on: February 10, 2020, 09:12:27 PM »
Kakabeka Falls is a short distance west of Thunder Bay on hwy#11,

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« Reply #112 on: February 10, 2020, 09:41:10 PM »
The hwys #11 & # 17 split about 36 kms west of T.B. and I usually stay on # 17 to go through Dryden. This is mostly wilderness with just a few small settlements strung out along the hwy.  Logging trucks are busy on both hwys. I think the #11 is more scenic through Rainy River and Fort Francis where it turns north to rejoin hwy #17.  Its the longer route. and as I,m usually passing through,that is the reason I dont use it.

This is big time canoe country,packed with rivers and lakes and camping more or less where you want. Also fly-in fishing to remote lakes.Plenty of Lodges if you dont like roughing it.

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« Reply #113 on: February 10, 2020, 09:53:44 PM »


Maybe you noticed I hav,nt been calling the road the " Trans-Canada ".  Thats because Ontario, being Ontario, have about 4 roads which they name as Trans-Canada.

The real Trans-Canada is, in my opinion their # 17.  Once we get to Manitoba it gets its right designation of # 1.
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« Reply #114 on: February 10, 2020, 11:41:54 PM »

moorsy, if you get back on your meds I think everything will become clearer to you.  ;)
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« Reply #115 on: February 11, 2020, 10:16:36 AM »
Thank you Moorsy for all of your posts on this Thread.

They are very interesting to read and also are informative.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #116 on: February 11, 2020, 09:07:34 PM »
moorsy, if you get back on your meds I think everything will become clearer to you.  ;)

Ah would you look who.se here, "THE DEKE "   how are you bud ?   Defender of Ontario, the centre of the universe  ::)
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #117 on: February 11, 2020, 09:09:39 PM »
Thank you Moorsy for all of your posts on this Thread.

They are very interesting to read and also are informative.

jilly

Keep on reading Jilly,we have a ways to go yet. I only write about places ive been or worked.
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« Reply #118 on: February 12, 2020, 02:25:14 PM »

doin good moorsy, how have you been.   You started the Canada Today thread then disappeared, hope all is well with you.   
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2020, 03:08:51 PM »
doin good moorsy, how have you been.   You started the Canada Today thread then disappeared, hope all is well with you.

Oh I,ve been away for a while, will P.M. you.
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