As you negotiate the North shore of Lake Superior, the scenery just continues to astound, but we were told by a local chap that Ouimet Canyon was a “must”, though he did warn that it was a “few kilometers” off the Trans-Canada Highway.
“Is there room to turn a trailer round when you get there?” I asked. “Sure … big parking lot … no problem.”
So we trundled interminably up a road badly needing repair, until we came to a sign: “WARNING – winding road – unhook your trailer here.” Hummm. For those not familiar with the process, suffice to say that it is “non-trivial”. But as Elaine observed: “We have come this far, we might as well.”
In fairness, Ouimet Canyon, at 1,000 feet deep, is more than Elora Gorge, though a bit stark. The view down the canyon to Lake Superior is impressive, and, on the whole, we were glad we made the effort.
Finally we reached Thunder Bay, and a rather strange camp-ground called “Chippewa” just down the road from the enormous Abitibi-Bowater paper mill.