Monday 19 August 2013
The best thing about staying in a bed and breakfast for the evening, is the scrumptious breakfast that awaits in the morning.Another glimpse of Lake Erie as we pedaled away from the sleepy town and straight into the fields of asparagus and soybeans with a wily corn stalk.Our ride this morning was anything but straight or flat. We stopped counting the number of 14% grade drops/climbs and just slowly pushed through each one……legs screaming. Thankfully, the variety of homes
and landscape helped divert our attention…..not really, but definitely more interesting than yesterday. Flowers graced the perfectly manicured lawns, even when barns had been abandoned the yards were still maintained.As we traveled further east, the homes began to line the shore,large homes tucked next to little cottages.The homes were getting larger and larger, but nothing had prepared us for this (35,000 sq.ft.) monstrosity under construction.Back to reality, we biked through lovely small towns and ports on Lake Erie and past a huge electric plant on one side and farms on the other;energy alternative abound.We traveled past vineyards, finally getting a glimpse of the land drop to the water.
After lunch, we opted for the more direct route to our destination. Excellent decision as our original route was closed for construction, plus the on-shore wind had picked up and offered a nice push; a nice respite from our morning hills. On flat, straight roads, we saw many more barns,finally a field of sunflowers and a new twist on solar panels.Crossed the Grand River into Dunnvill and our motel romantically situated on the water.Just down the street, we stepped back in time for pizza and a hug with superstars.