Sunday October 4, 2015
We were ready to head up to the Tim Hortons on Steeles Street, when Ralf suggested we have breakfast at the hotel, it would cost about the same, but the breakfast at the hotel would probably take us further.
We eventually headed out at 9:30, dressed for the cool weather, leggings, heavier jacket, gloves and a my hat inside my helmet. Brr it was cold.
We quickly warmed up as we went up and down the hills on Weston Road and then followed County Road 27 all the way to Barrie and back to my friend Melinda’s house. The roads out of Toronto were quiet as it is Sunday.
A mix of emotions as we headed north to Barrie. The rolling hills imitated my feelings, my emotions were going up and down as we went up and down the hills. I was sad that this would be the last ride of the Grand Adventure (Part One). However, I am looking forward to sleeping in the same bed for more than a couple of nights, I am looking forward to actually unpacking my panniers and eating something other than pasta and tuna for a while.
We have had an amazing trip, met some wonderful people and seen beautiful scenery.
The leaves haven’t changed colour completely. Hopefully we will be able to get out for a ride in the next few days although we have a lot to get organized.
We had a lovely ride, a tail-wind for most of the way. What a way to end the trip.
After we had unpacked our panniers and did a load of washing we settled down to our last meal of the trip. Maybe other people have done this on the last night of a trip and that is to eat whatever is left in the grocery pannier. We had one freeze-dried meal and a package of rice! The freeze-dried meal was “Kathmandu Curry”, it looked disgusting, but it tasted o.k.
Tomorrow we will go shopping for real food.
Over the next few days, I will post our thoughts on Canada and a summary of our trip and what we have planned for the upcoming months and the continuation of the Grand Adventure.