Wednesday - Today didn't start out very well. A thunderstorm rolled through just as were getting ready to leave. A number of cyclists had already left, but those of us who hadn't yet waited in the school until it passed. It was still raining pretty steadily when we left, so we all got soaked. Thankfully, the skies cleared up and we had beautiful weather for the rest of the ride.
The crossing into Canada went very smoothly. We went a little out of our way to cross on the ferry, but it was nice following the river south and then back north again. Canada customs had been sent all our passport information ahead of time, so getting though was very quick. We had a very warm reception on the other side with a cheering crowd, cookies, watermelon, and Tim Hortons coffee. It was good to be home!
We received a very warm welcome from the local CRC community. They had signs and balloons all along the route to Sarnia. They also served us a wonderful dinner of pork chops, corn-on-the-cob, and baked potatoes, with lots of amazing desserts as well.
Shannon's father was in Sarnia to meet her and he met an old friend there who had just moved back to the area. Since thunderstorms were predicted overnight, they invited us to sleep over at their house. They lived just a few blocks from a beach on Lake Huron, so we started walking down to it, but a thunderstorm hit just before we got there and we got soaked. They gave us towels to dry off and put our clothes in their dryer. We had to wear our cycling clothes for tomorrow while we waited for our clothes to dry. So much for avoiding the rain.
Distance: 127.4 km
Elevation: +1758 / -1716 ft