|Arrival in Sombra, Canada|
As we rode into Ontario, I noticed that this part of Canada looks quite a bit like the part of Michigan we just left. It is flat farmland, peppered with small towns. Here comes the big three again: corn, wheat and soybeans! We also saw sugar beets, which were being grown on the US side of the border as well.
|Scooping up the wheat chaff for baling|
|Then OUT comes the bale!|
|Taking the straw bales in from the field for storage|
It's funny - we are so fastidious about food safety. If you drop a cracker on the ground, someone will tell you to throw it out. But here is all this wheat being trucked around and stored in big silos, then vacuumed up into big trucks again, and who knows what's in those trucks? We should all just lighten up a bit, probably! Nothing on the ground is going to hurt you compared to what that wheat's already been through!
We had our fifteen minutes of fame today: at our lunch stop (great restaurant in Wallaceburg, James Street Eatery), we met the Assistant General Manager of the local radio station. So we went over to do a short interview with him! If I can find a link to the spot, I will let you know.
|Roger with Jay getting ready for our interview!|
|This was the home of Josiah Henson - the historical "Uncle Tom"|
Another milestone today - a new nation! That, plus the worst spaghetti I have ever had, completed another amazing day. We are looking forward to reaching the shore of Lake Erie tomorrow, where we will ride for the next few days.
|Just how high is an elephant's eye, anyway?|
The day's report: Marine City to Ridgetown, 49.8 miles/4472 to date