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    • Day14

      Kenora

      April 18, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

      Die Nacht verbrachte ich direkt am See auf einen gemütlichen Picknick Platz und konnte einen wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang genießen. Danach machte ich mich wieder auf den Rückweg nach Winnipeg, um wieder auf den Trans Canada Highway zu gelangen, welcher mich schließlich in die nächste Provinz, Ontario führen sollte. In knapp 2 Wochen habe ich es gerade mal in die Mitte dieses rießiegen Landes geschafft. Natürlich würde es ohne Zwischenstopps nicht solange dauern, aber ich bin ja nicht in Eile. Kurz vor der Grenze von Manitoba und Ontario war es sehr interessant zu sehen, wie sich die Prärie doch langsam in Wälder, Felsen und Seen verwandelt hat. Dieses Land ist so abwechslungsreich, wenn man es nicht selbst erlebt hat, kann man das gar nicht glauben.Read more

    • Day40

      Kenora Ontario

      July 26, 2021 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      I finally got out of Manitoba and have arrived in Kenora Ontario, a beautiful little town on the lake. The atmosphere here is way more welcoming. We still need masks but the town seems to want me here.

      The town is a mix of old and new, with a focus on the lake and the fun that is connected to it.

      I decided to play some golf, and am looking forward to it.

      On the drive here i drove by these strange large birds. I later discovered that is this area they are pretty common, Sandhill cranes. I must have looked pretty strange chasing into the woods after them. Even with all that chasing I still didn't get a picture of them, they just stayed ahead of me all the way.

      On the golf course, i again ran into some rare nature, a large black bear. I was up ontop of this observation tower when i looked back to the corner of the course and there he was. The guy i was playing with quickly scrambled up to where i was. The bear made himself at home, ambling here and there, and even checking us out up on the tower. He came to the bottom of the stairs and was contemplating his next move. I was up top, contemplating mine. I had my driver with me and was trying to decide if it was best to use it like a club, or break the end off and use it like a spear.

      Thankfully the bear decided he had seen enough and wandered off into the woods. Tragedy averted i got back to the game, and prompltly sliced my ball into the woods in the direction of where the bear went. I guess i was a little more affected than i thought.

      With that bit of excitement behind me, i got back to the game. Oh i didn't get a picture of him either, but his image is burned into my brain.

      The rest of the game was pretty standard, until the 14th hole. My plaiying partner had quit at nine. I had been playing by myself, then at 14 the twins and Bob asked me to join them...
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    • Day40

      The twins

      July 26, 2021 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      The twins, two identical sisters, as they reminded me numerous times, beautiful blonde women in their early sixties. Bob was Sandras husband, she was the more competitive of the two women. They were beautiful, but they must have been show stoppers when they were young women. They had an unspoken language and a passion for life that you don't often see.

      They were fun, Sandra was more outgoing than Sonora, but they both were lively and and interesting. The rest of the game took on a whole different life, with easy wit and playful teasing being the order of the day.

      These two were all a buzz with me joining their group the questions were flying. Where am i from what do i do. Once I told them about THR, the questions only increased.

      Really, really that used to be you, that is ten days after, does it work for prolapses is there an age limit, will it help my son in law?

      I did my best to answer all the questions, but the answers seemed unreal even to me. I guess that is the power of the program

      I was sad to have to part ways with them, but my journey continues, i soon gound a place to stay for the night...
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    • Day10

      Kenora

      September 17, 2021 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Kenora wurde mir als das Muskoka von Winipeg beschrieben - also der Wochenendausflug der Großstädter. Obwohl Kenora ein schönes Städtchen ist, kann es nicht ganz mit Muskoka mithalten. 😋 Tatsächlich haben wir hier einiges an Armut gesehen, vorallem ganz viele der Indigenous und ein offensichtliches Drogenproblem. Dazu haben wir dann später auch noch einiges an Geschichten von userem Camping‐Nachbarn Marcel gehört.

      Die Suche nach Feuerholz hat sich ziemlich schwierig gestaltet, aber wir hatten Glück und haben noch ein Paar getroffen, dass uns reichlich ausgestattet hat.
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    • Day3

      TBay to Tyndall

      July 3, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Day three and one more long 8 plus hour drive with a few stops along the way. There are not nearly as many places to pull off or sightseeing opportunities between Thunder Bay and the area in Manitoba where I spent three first 15 years of my life. 

      We did, however, manage to find a wee hidden waterfall just off the highway and then a really good bbq joint in the middle of nowhere (which aptly describes most of where we was today). We went for the  smoked brisket on a bun Carolina style (with slaw) and fries.

      Then one more stop just this side of the Ontario/Manitoba border in Kenora because there is a brewery there. These types of detours have become staples in our travelogues. Our typical experience involves sharing a flight of beer and then visiting the bottle shop ro choose a growler, howler or cans to take home. 

      The last leg of this day's tour took us along a particularly windy 2 lane highway with a posted speed limit of 90 km/he, but I could tell from April's body language I should not accelerate beyond 80. Her fears were grounded in having a deer or moose cross our path; a confrontation we would not likely win. I should point out to date we have seen 3 black bears, 2 deer, one moose and about 17000 crows. 

      As we approached one of the small towns I grew up in deja vu and nostalgia took hold. We'll be here a couple of days so I'll save my tales from the wayback machine. For now we need to close our eyes and recharge. 

      #Saskatoon2019 
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    • Day8

      Car trouble du jour

      April 11 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

      Stopped for lunch in Kenora and in the A&W drive through there was a loud rattle under the van. Parked and discovered a clamp on the exhaust line had snapped. Being prepared I had a replacement clamp and after a quick chat with my dad confirmed my planned fix, I got it done, kids finished lunch and were back on the road!Read more

      Traveler

      Oh geez what a team!!!❤️

      4/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      Glad it’s all worked out well!

      4/11/22Reply

      You’re so handy! [Charlene]

      4/11/22Reply
       
    • Day15

      11 Reisetag

      August 9 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Von Ignace nach Ingolf schönes Wetter Wald und Weideflächen aber nur 1x Kühe gesehen. Sonst wurde Heu gemacht. In die Pampa abgebogen und gute 60 km nie am Ziel angekommen aber viel gesehen und irgendwie wieder zur Hauptstraße Bilder gemacht. Ingolf scheins wohlhabende Stadt recht nett, mit Fahrrad abends noch reingefallen. In der Stadrhalle (weißes Segejtuchgebäude) eine Gruppe Deutscher aus Ontario Abschlusslied und bis wir uns wiedersehen nehme Gott mich an seine Hand... hat Mama sehr gemocht, also wieder dabeiRead more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Kenora, كينورا, کنورا, YQK, ケノーラ, کینورا, Кенора, 肯諾拉

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