This is the first day since Sunday that we have not been out driving somewhere. Sunday we went from Craigleith prov. park to Grundy lake prov. park. Monday we drove from Grundy lake to Pancake Bay. What a long drive that stretch of road from Sudbury to Sault St. Marie seems. Yesterday we went down to Sault St. Marie to buy our tickets for the Algoma train ride tour, which is scheduled for Friday. So, for today and tomorrow the plan is to stay put and relax. I must say that this is a gorgeous park. The campsites are huge, and very private. There are a good selection of hydro and non hydro sites, as well as pull through sites for those of us who aren't that great at backing trailers into various odd and sundry places.
This is my view as I sit in the campsite, stitching away at La Passacaglia. And here below is the view from the beach of Pancake Bay. I've taken it in panoramic mode on my iPad, but I'm not sure how well that will translate here on the blog. If I could wish one thing to make the park much better, it would be to move Hwy 17 a bit further away. The park is right off the highway, so the traffic noise can be a bit loud. But after a while, it turns into background and able to ignore it noise.
The view goes for miles, out across Lake Superior. During our travels this summer I've been stuck by just how huge this country of ours is, and by how much of the space in just our own province of Ontario is very sparsely populated. And Ontario is the most heavily populated of all the provinces. I did a little bit of trivia research and discovered that in the last census, our population for the whole country is 31 million people. That's not very many, when compared to the state of California in the U.S. that just by itself has a population of 33 million. We are so very blessed to live in this country. And on that note, I'll post this and go back to stitching.