Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Day 32: Winnipeg to...Whitemouth Campground

July 11, 2006

Km's Today: 95km

Wow was it ever windy today! We met up with representatives from the Manitoba Lung association just before we headed out of town and arranged to meet them at the longitudinal halfway point of Canada approximately 20km east of the city. We estimated that it would take us about an hour to get there and boy were we wrong. The winds were heading north west but they were so strong it felt like they were heading straight west. The winds were so strong that Jennica lost her brand new 2 L collapsable waterbottle and no one on the team heard it hit the ground (or saw it as we passed behind her). Thankfully it was found by the members of the Manitoba Lung Association! Klara also unfortunately tipped over at a light and managed to get some claw marks on her legs (from her cog, not from a bear although looks can be deceiving).

After the quick photo opportunity at the Longitudinal Center of Canada, we were back on our bikes with a goal to cycle to Falcon Lake where the Lung Association had reserved us a site. Determined to get there despite the winds we pressed on only to arrive at Lilac RV Park at 4 pm. We had been working so hard all morning yet did not feel we had gone far enough to stop for lunch. Well by 40 km we deffinately need a break to refuel, rehydrate and get out of the sun for a little bit.

Then we pressed on, still determined to get to Falcon Lake. With quotes of Its crazy we have never attempted to do 90km so late in the afternoon, but we have a campground so we have just got to try. So try we did. Finally, at 9pm as the sun started to set and a thunderstom quickly approaching we decided it was time to find a place to shelter for the night at Whitemouth Campground just past the turnoff for Hadashville.



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