Monday, 29 June 2009

Monday June 29, 2009 - Now in Wawa, ON

It was supposed to stop raining by 8 a.m. today. At 8:15 I said to Gordon, "we may as well dress in our rain gear and start packing up since it looks like the rain is going to continue from the radar". So we did. It wasn't raining really hard and we probably got wetter from sweating in our rain gear than we did from the rain.

Gordon did a great job of backing out of our site thru the mud puddles. He backed all the way over to the road that goes to the dump station, drove to the dump station, dumped and then backed out again. He really got lots of practice backing up today!

Our drive from Batchawana Bay to Wawa was uneventful. There are some steep grades but we made it. We had some rain, some sun, some cloud, some fog, just a real weather mish mash.

We saw quite a bit of fog on our drive but most of it was high above the road.

There was one spot where it wasn't

Another Lake Superior view

And another

A row of fog over the hills

Fog over the hills

A lot of pretty lakes along the way

We are coming in to Wawa

There have quite a large Timmy's here

The turnoff the Trans Canada highway to go into town

We arrived at the Wawa RV Resort & Campground around noon and got into our pull thru site with internet satellite and TV by 1:45 p.m. It just started to rain as Gordon came in from setting up the TV dish. This is a nice campground in the pine trees but there is enough opening toward the Magpie River for the satellites. Thank goodness as it's the only game in town!

We've arrived!

Driving in the entrance

View on the Magpie River

This is our row in the RV park, we're at the end

Looking toward the river - these sites have no services

This is the row that runs behind us. Each site is enclosed on the sides by a row of pine trees making them more private.

When we got set up I put in a load of laundry. The laundry is right next to us so it's convenient. This is the load I didn't get done last week when I did the rest. These small campgrounds tend to have 2 washers and 2 dryers and I typically have three loads to do.

We took a walk down to the Magpie River and as we were walking another RV came in. They're from Vancouver and just finished a trip across the northern US and into Nova Scotia and now they're on their way back home. We got some photos but the mosquitoes were bad down there. Apparently a moose is seen quite often across the river on the opposite bank to us. Glad we stocked up on bug spray!

After a nap, we headed out for some sightseeing, the sun came out for a while and it rained for a while but we got to take a photo of the famous Wawa Goose,

and a photo from the deck of the Tourist Bureau

and the beautiful Scenic Magpie High Falls

Back home in time for dinner of hot dogs, green beans & potato salad.


  1. Is the goose really 28 feet tall?

  2. Thanks for the pics - looks like a nice RV Park.

  3. That's the perfect place for us. I liked the huge goose. Thanks for the great pictures.


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