To date: 5,239 km
To go: 2,561 km
Today’s ride was pleasant, but not as lovely as you would think based on the map. Although we were following the shore of Lake Ontario all day, we often were not able to see it, and instead paralleled a massive highway. We spent a while on the Waterfront Trail bike path, but after a lot of unnecessary weaving and gravel paths, we opted for the road instead….. time to admit my embarrassing fear of gravel downhills: even the slightest downhill where I can lose control freaks me right out….. I had to get off and push several times (if you can call holding it back pushing).
A highlight of today was visiting the MEC in Burlington – not that I needed anything, but it is just one of my favourite places to pass some time. We have discovered Pro Bars, a type of sports bar, that are just delicious, so we stocked up on those. I highly recommend the chocolate ones…..
We rode on to Oakville to spend the night. This area is very posh – fancy houses and tasty restaurants. I ate the most delicious spinach salad and Mac n Cheese at the Southside Cottage Grill and then stuffed in as much of a fudge brownie sundae as I could!!
We tried to find a place to camp down by the lake, but there were no areas sufficiently private or flat to set up a tent, so instead we just laid out mattresses and blankets on the rocks! It is so nice to be able to do this without the annoyance of mosquitoes!!