Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Are we there yet?

To misquote the late Douglas Adams: "Ontario is big - really big - you just won't believe how vastly, hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to Ontario." We have just arrived in Sudbury after driving from Thunder Bay. I was warned how big Ontario is, but I thought those people where just whining: it turns out they weren't.

Sudbury is the ugliest city I have ever been in, and I used to live in Surrey (BC, not England). The claims to fame are a smoke stack (the world's largest) and a giant nickel. Yeessh!

On the other hand, Lake Superior is gorgeous. I mean gorgeous and it's got a pair of huge, um, bays. The weird part was that the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" kept going through my head as we were driving around it on Highway 17.

Tomorrow, Belleville, finally.
Post a Comment