And we were disappointed to learn that we will never be able to camp in Ontario Provincial Parks!
The first place we stopped was actually just outside of North Bay. A little park beside the highway called Duchesnay Falls.
Kevin at the falls.
Notice Kevin with his coat and hat on! It was a little chilly. They had been calling for a 40% chance of rain, but fortunately it held off and we never saw a drop.
Next stop was at Chutes Provincial Park. There's a nice waterfall there and of course with the spring runoff we figured it would really be pouring over. And it was!
The little blue car at Chutes Provincial Park.
Of course the park gates are still closed, but for walking you are welcome to go and explore. First thing we spotted was the sign at the gatehouse advertising their camping rates...
We're obviously out of touch with reality. Or they are, we're not sure. Seriously? $44.07 for an electric only campsite? Actually, I looked it up and the fee is $45.20 for 2014.
We will never visit an Ontario Provincial Park at those prices. Oh, and don't forget to add on the $10.74 fee for your vehicle.
Yep, $55.74 a night for a campsite.
And there is no stipulation for an off season price. So even if the place is full at those rates during some weeks of July and August, the place will be empty in May, June, and September.
Stupidity, that's all I can say.
By the way, the campground we're working at this summer is $20 a night for full hookups, plus an $8 day use fee.
Still lots of snow here!
The falls at Chutes Provincial Park.
Here's a quick video. Turn up the volume so you can hear the water!
Made it to the border and had no problem going through. We had told our couchsurfing hosts Sue and Jeff that we would probably be there around 4:00pm, but it was closer to 5:00pm when we arrived.
We got acquainted and then Ruth said we would make supper and we went to Walmart and bought the fixings for a stir fry and a couple of nice cheap boxes of wine ($15 for five litres).
Spent the evening talking about travel.
Today, we don't have any firm plans for an overnight stop. So we'll see where we end up, but it'll probably be close to Duluth.
Yesterday's drive, 443 kms (275 miles).