Cabin fever has set in, our waist lines are continuing to get bigger and the itch to travel is getting severely itchy! Fortunately we can finally get in a little scratch. After about four months of successfully flattening the Covid curve, especially in Western Canada, we can finally travel through the western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as north western Ontario without the need to self quarantine for 14 days when we reach our final destinations.
So tomorrow we will head off and take three nights and four days to drive about 2,300 kms to Winnipeg, Manitoba so the days will primarily be sightseeing through our car windows but the scenery is incredible. We’ll depart Vancouver and travel through the Coastal Mountain range and then through the Monashee Mountains, the Selkirks and then the Rockies, descending the foothills through Calgary, Alberta and into the great western plains.
It’s the middle of summer in Canada so we expect temperatures in the mid to high 20’s C with some 30+ days and probably some really good lightning storms. We don’t get these in Vancouver proper, maybe one distant thunder roar but that’s about it.
We’ll visit family in Winnipeg for three days and then continue east and north for about 250 kms to Minaki, Ontario where we’ll park our vehicle and then take a boat transfer to our secluded waterfront cabin. There will be a few people in the relative area from four other cabins scattered throughout but it will essentially be us, the mosquitos, the black flies, lots of wildlife, the quiet and the stars. And some very good fresh water fishing!