Day 3 Going Wawa
July 25, 2006
145 miles travelled
Since we were crossing the Canadian border today we booked a hotel in Wawa, Ontario. That's not many miles for us but the idea was to allow enough time to cross the border and to take our time to enjoy the scenery. A side trip can always be made.
In the mornings I have my little ritual of eating breakfast and going over the bike which includes cleaning the windscreen. I find this is best in the mornings after the bike sits in the dew all night, re hydrating all the bugs that committed suicide the day before.For this reason I like motels that allow you to park your bike right outside your room. Then you can take a trash can fill it with hot water from the tub and poor it right over the bike. I also like to bring some micro fiber towels soaked in vinegar water. I keep them in a ziplock. Another I keep to dry off the bike after a final rinse. I don't do this every morning but I do like a clean bike and I really like to be able to see through a clear windscreen.
Crossing the border was uneventful as we had our passports and proof of insurance ready to go. This left us plenty of time to go WaWa.
Soon after entering Canada you start seeing Moose signs like this one.
An adult moose can weigh from 600 to 1200 pounds. That would be tough on a car or even a truck. I can't imagine hitting one on a motorcycle. On one of the forums I used to research this trip a Canadian fellow wrote, "If you hit one on your motorcycle it will ruin your day and really piss off the moose." For this reason we didn't travel much at night. At least during daylight you might see one in time to evade it. Regardless we never saw one moose on the trip.
We arrived in Wawa in time for lunch and then we checked into the Wawa Motor Inn Motor Inn. After lightening our load we took off to explore the area.
"If you hit one on your motorcycle it will ruin your day and really piss off the moose."
Anyone who has ever read any Gary Paulson know this to be absolutely true.
Moose are insane.