Day 32 Thunder Bay Rest Day

Lakehead University

Lakehead University

It felt so good to sleep in and not have to worry about what time to get up. Even though the bed was harder than my Thermarest and sleeping bag I didn’t have to worry about setting up or taking down a tent.

I just realized that the numbering of days on my posts is out of sequence (I doubled Day 26) so will have to go back and change a few entries when I have WiFi again. Today is Day 32.

The day started with breakfast in the University cafeteria. It was quite good and pretty inexpensive (about $7). Following breakfast I stopped at the front desk to find out how to get downtown by bus as I didn’t feel like riding (particularly as it had been raining all morning). Shortly thereafter I caught the bus to city hall.

Thunder Bay City Hall

Thunder Bay City Hall

Kitty corner to city hall is the Thunder Bay Museum. It was quite good. The museum is housed in the old police station/courthouse/jail and is quite a nice building. The main floor dealt mainly with the history of the area. The second floor had two main areas. One was an exhibition of two different photographers perspectives on the internment of Japanese in Canada and the USA during WWII. The photographs of the two photographers, Ansel Williams and Leonard Frank, are all in B&W and are quite striking. The other half of the floor was dedicated to all the shipwrecks in Lake Superior and provided some explanation of why there were so many along with details of quite a few of the wrecks. The third floor had a variety of further exhibits.

Thunder Bay Museum

Thunder Bay Museum

I wandered around the area a bit before coming upon a mall that had WiFi (Shaw Open) so I sat in the food court and updated my blog. It was great to have real high speed internet access again. After completion of that task I found a bike shop a few blocks away but they didn’t have what I was looking for.

Lakehead University grounds

Lakehead University grounds

Returning to campus by bus, I strolled around the grounds. The University is quite beautiful. Back in my room I relaxed a bit before meeting the group to head over to the cafeteria for dinner. For $9.35 I ended up feeling stuffed! Again the food was pretty good with lots of variety.

And now I’m back in my room. It’s time to get my stuff organized so in the morning I’m ready to haul it all back out to the truck. Then it will be off to bed. Tomorrow is the start of 6 days of riding to Sault St. Marie.

Total distance to date: 3455 km
Total PBJ sandwiches: 49

Lakehead University

Lakehead University
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