I had an amazing long weekend. Canada Day was beautiful, and the gorgeous weather made everything we did this weekend feel like summer! We spent most of our time at one lake or another (we live in the Great Lakes region of Canada). On July 4th, while our neighbours to the South were celebrating Independence Day (something we used to do when we lived in Kentucky), my Dad and I decided to take a bike ride. We have been training in the evenings and on weekends, cycling for roughly one hour a night. We usually go along the trail that runs the length of the Welland Canal. It’s really beautiful, and we see such interesting things while cycling…like baby rabbits, flocks of gold finches, and Canadian geese that sometimes hiss at us when we cross the path. For this bike ride, we rode from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The ride was 43km in length, and took us about 2.5 hours (we stopped along the way to take photos and for popsicles). We dipped our toes into Lake Erie in Port Colborne, and finished off the ride with our feet in Lake Ontario, on the beach of Port Weller in St. Catharines. It was great, and surprisingly not that exhausting! The only thing that was slightly uncomfortable were the gusting winds that never. let. up. But we made it! It was such a nice way to spend the day with my Dad, and feels great to accomplish the “lake-to-lake” ride along the H20 Highway.
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Above, the photo is when we started in Port Colborne at Lake Erie. Below, we’re high-fiving having made it to Lake Ontario, 43 km later!
Hope you all had a great Canada Day and Fourth of July! What did you do this weekend?