Day 54 Near Sudbury > Sturgeon Falls

Monday - no more rest for the wicked! We drove up to my last stop near Sudbury and I set off on today's ride feeling rested and ready to take on the day. It soon became warm 33degrees and I sweltered along. Not many shops for the Newarkers in Sudbury so they were soon hot on my heels. Filling water bottles and throwing bananas at me! The scenery is very undulating and the road surface almost non exsistent. The huge ruts constantly throw me across the path of passing vehicles and with the head wind increasing it was agreed that the Newarkers would go ahead and find accommodation in Sturgeon Falls. It finally occurred to me today after completing three quarters of this trip with predominantly an Easterly wind there is no wonder that the settlers never returned to England - guess they just couldn't face the wind! The days ride over we descended on a local Italian restaurant. Jill swayed to the beat of organ music playing classics from the sound of music to The Carpenters but only actually broke into song when the Bee Gees came up! Lucy shrank under the table as I encouraged her! weather Hot and Sunny Wind E Road kill 1x deer 1 x skunk

6 comments (Add your own)

1. john allan wrote:
Hi jo, I have been following your progress since michelle started with you. Thanks to nick that you are on the local towcester website.Nick is like a dog with two tails now that she is back. Keep up the good work photo,s are very good and your roadkill different. Hope to see you and rob in the plough when you return. John A

Tue, June 12, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

2. Hil wrote:
Dee put his feet in the Black Sea yesterday evening and is now on his way back to Bucharest to fly home tomorrow. I'm sure he'll be in touch when he's got home.

Dan also returned from Georgia last week.

Well done with all that you are doing. I keep looking where you are up to.

Best wishes
Hil x

Tue, June 12, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

3. Netty wrote:
Good morning girls,
Hope your all keeping sane and not to sensible.
Was great to talk the other night. Rob started calculating when you should finish, it started with around 20 days then as the night went on it dropped down to next week! averaging around 300k/day obviously missing you like crazy. I didn’t like to spoil his moment by pointing out your not quite an Olympic Kenyan, just a great English Farmers Wife.
Try not traumatising the locals to much along the way. (On second thoughts that could be fun)

Wed, June 13, 2012 @ 2:05 AM

4. Helen wrote:
Going great guns we see, Lego bike can hardly keep up, you must be so far ahead of schedule that you will be planning a long holiday before you fly home, some may say your on a jolly now but I doubt that very much. Still keeping track of the road kill will do a head count soon may proving interesting as road kill here is not up to much, short of variety. All men on jolly this week at cereals then next week at lincs show such hard work been a farmer. Keep laughing. Think of you daily.
Lots love.

Wed, June 13, 2012 @ 7:26 AM

5. Paul Shelley wrote:
Still thinking about you Jo, checking in to see if you are still alive and well. Missed you at the Exclusively Housewares show this week! It just wasn't the same! And I still managed to wake up with a bad hangover. Keep well x

Thu, June 14, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

6. Gianmario wrote:
I would recommend being clear about excltay which vehicle you want and identifying the options that are most important to you.Then I would recommend investing in an online service that will tell you excltay what the dealer cost is for the vehicle you want.I would then go into two or three dealerships and triangulate pricing and get a sense of the service level at each dealership. Don't buy, just spend the time making sure its the car you want and confirming which options are important to you. And of course get a sense of how much their first offer would look like.Then, since you in Ottawa, I would call a few Toronto dealership, tell them your from Ottawa and ask them whether they can do better than the best price you got in Ottawa (to make it worthwhile for you to come to Toronto). Best to talk to the Sales Manager, his price will take into account he won't like pay commission to a sales rep and that he hasn't had to spend anything to get an incremental deal. There may not be a savings, sometimes a car is just hot and no one is willing to deal.Then on the last week of the month (sales people have monthly quotas you know), go back and see the same dealerships in Ottawa and see if they'll match the best price you got (including the one from Toronto, or one online as well). Then go ahead and buy from one of the Ottawa dealers or Toronto which ever one makes the most sense.Hope this helps.

Wed, January 1, 2014 @ 11:55 PM

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