BLO+E

User: DrRLong
Dates: 29 Jun 2014 - 21 Jul 2014
Duration: 3 weeks, 1 day
URL: http://richardtreks.blogspot.com/

Bike Lakes Ontario + Erie
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A figure-eight around the two lakes

Monday 21 Jul 2014 13:28

Three weeks two days ago I started from here to circle Lakes Erie and Ontario, and, as a result, the full length, both sides, of the Niagara River. I am back. The BLO+E is ended.

Posted: July 21, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

Monday 21 Jul 2014 11:54

Lost one last time. How do you lose a river.

Posted: July 21, 2014, 3:54 p.m.

Monday 21 Jul 2014 10:27

Lake Ontario circled.

Posted: July 21, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 19:27

Behind the Mennonite Red Brick Church outside of Niagara on the Lake.

Posted: July 20, 2014, 11:27 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 16:56

Stopped at the Welland Canal. With nary a boat in the lock.

Posted: July 20, 2014, 8:56 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 12:30

Could very well be my last stop at Tim Horton's.

Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 10:02

Sioux Lookout Point

Posted: July 20, 2014, 2:02 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 9:13

Oakville. Beautiful lakeshore town.

Posted: July 20, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 8:03

Starbucks!

Posted: July 20, 2014, 12:03 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jul 2014 19:44

Rain!

Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:44 p.m.

Saturday 19 Jul 2014 11:13

Maybe I'll get a hotdog. Queen's Quay and Yonge. Toronto.

Posted: July 19, 2014, 3:13 p.m.

Friday 18 Jul 2014 18:47

Glen Rouge. A beautiful campground on the west side of Toronto. HWY 2.

Posted: July 18, 2014, 10:47 p.m.

Friday 18 Jul 2014 14:16

That was a crazy ride from Clarington through Oshawa!

Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:16 p.m.

Friday 18 Jul 2014 11:33

Time to rest and work.

Posted: July 18, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

Friday 18 Jul 2014 9:45

Port Hope

Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:45 p.m.

Thursday 17 Jul 2014 16:41

Victoria Municipal Park, Cobourg, ONT.

Posted: July 17, 2014, 8:41 p.m.

Thursday 17 Jul 2014 13:27

Posted: July 17, 2014, 5:27 p.m.

Thursday 17 Jul 2014 12:19

Strawberries and trail mix in this lovely Colborne, ONT, square.

Posted: July 17, 2014, 4:19 p.m.

Thursday 17 Jul 2014 11:07

Local strawberries in Brighton, ONT.

Posted: July 17, 2014, 3:07 p.m.

Thursday 17 Jul 2014 8:37

Coffee, blog, and work at TH in Trenton, ONT.

Posted: July 17, 2014, 12:37 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 18:17

Posted: July 16, 2014, 10:17 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 17:09

A orrery view just before my last left on Old HWY 2 into Belleville.

Posted: July 16, 2014, 9:09 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 16:10

Quite a headwind today, so I stopped here for carbs to get me to Belleville.

Posted: July 16, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 13:26

Work time at Tim Horton's.

Posted: July 16, 2014, 5:26 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 11:39

Hey, NSA! From Loyalist, ONT: God save the Queen!

Posted: July 16, 2014, 3:39 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 8:30

Panhandlers checking out my bike.

Posted: July 16, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 17:39

My warmshower tonight is right on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Cool.

Posted: July 15, 2014, 9:39 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 15:16

Back in Canada: Kingston, ONT

Posted: July 15, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 14:17

Ferry from Wolfe Island to Kingston, Ontario.

Posted: July 15, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 13:05

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Posted: July 15, 2014, 5:05 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 13:04

Ferry to Wolfe Island, Ontario.

Posted: July 15, 2014, 5:04 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 12:04

Cape Vincent. Ferries ahead.

Posted: July 15, 2014, 4:04 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 10:57

The unintended side trip to Watertown was to my advantage. I was able to wait out the heavy rain and storm. Nonetheless: there's 12E and I'm back on course.

Posted: July 15, 2014, 2:57 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 9:00

Well, I always have wanted to ride to Watertown in the rain. Off course!

Posted: July 15, 2014, 1 p.m.

Monday 14 Jul 2014 18:35

Westcott Beach State Park

Posted: July 14, 2014, 10:35 p.m.

Monday 14 Jul 2014 18:19

Nearing the end of the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the start of the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Posted: July 14, 2014, 10:19 p.m.

Monday 14 Jul 2014 12:02

Haven't seen the lake since Oswego. Just creeks. I trust the lake is to my left.

Posted: July 14, 2014, 4:02 p.m.

Monday 14 Jul 2014 10:10

If I knew left from right and right from left, I could save miles a day.

Posted: July 14, 2014, 2:10 p.m.

Monday 14 Jul 2014 8:33

Tightening a bolt and looking for 104B.

Posted: July 14, 2014, 12:33 p.m.

Sunday 13 Jul 2014 17:43

Oswego Knights Inn after a day of unending hills and hard rain. Everything has gone in the dryer.

Posted: July 13, 2014, 9:43 p.m.

Sunday 13 Jul 2014 14:28

Posted: July 13, 2014, 6:28 p.m.

Sunday 13 Jul 2014 11:30

Lunch and shelter (work, too) in Wolcott.

Posted: July 13, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday 13 Jul 2014 10:12

Shelter at a country store.

Posted: July 13, 2014, 2:12 p.m.

Sunday 13 Jul 2014 9:06

Sodus Bay I bike around.

Posted: July 13, 2014, 1:06 p.m.

Saturday 12 Jul 2014 19:25

Pultneyville Mariner's Club. I'm a guest!

Posted: July 12, 2014, 11:25 p.m.

Saturday 12 Jul 2014 16:04

Just resting before rolling into Pultneyville.

Posted: July 12, 2014, 8:04 p.m.

Saturday 12 Jul 2014 13:43

Tony. He saw me at the mouth of the bay, where the bridge is swung open for the summer. Maybe three hundred yards of water from the road on the other side. Tony took me around the bay to the other side of the gap.

Posted: July 12, 2014, 5:43 p.m.

Saturday 12 Jul 2014 11:15

A bridge ahead is up for the summer, so I'm on this trail through Rochester.

Posted: July 12, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday 12 Jul 2014 9:17

Lakeside Graveyard

Posted: July 12, 2014, 1:17 p.m.

Friday 11 Jul 2014 18:56

Lakeside State Park

Posted: July 11, 2014, 10:56 p.m.

Friday 11 Jul 2014 13:52

Fresh cherries.

Posted: July 11, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

Friday 11 Jul 2014 10:56

At Fort Niagara, looking across Lake Ontario toward Toronto.

Posted: July 11, 2014, 2:56 p.m.

Friday 11 Jul 2014 8:56

Heading down the Niagara River, US side, to Lake Ontario.

Posted: July 11, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Jul 2014 17:02

Back in Niagara Falls, USA. One half of the BLO+E is under the wheels. Having a beer to celebrate.

Posted: July 9, 2014, 9:02 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Jul 2014 13:07

Looking across the Niagara River at Buffalo. So now I've circled Lake Erie and it's up the river to the Rainbow Bridge where I'll cross back into the States.

Posted: July 9, 2014, 5:07 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Jul 2014 10:53

Crystal Beach

Posted: July 9, 2014, 2:53 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Jul 2014 9:43

The Welland Canal

Posted: July 9, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Jul 2014 18:48

Canada's Best Value Inn in Poet Colborne. To dry out and to avoid the storms tonight.

Posted: July 8, 2014, 10:48 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Jul 2014 15:00

Secon shelter from the storm.

Posted: July 8, 2014, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Jul 2014 12:59

Shelter from the storm at Long Beach Country Club near Port Colborne.

Posted: July 8, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Jul 2014 10:05

In Dunnville, ONT, at Tim Horton's: my Canadian office.

Posted: July 8, 2014, 2:05 p.m.

Monday 7 Jul 2014 18:51

Selkirk Provincial Park

Posted: July 7, 2014, 10:51 p.m.

Monday 7 Jul 2014 13:43

Port Dover. At Tim Horton's using free WiFi to work

Posted: July 7, 2014, 5:43 p.m.

Monday 7 Jul 2014 12:08

Joseph W Csubak Viewing Area

Posted: July 7, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

Monday 7 Jul 2014 11:34

Port Rowan.

Posted: July 7, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 20:03

Port Burnwell Provincial Park.

Posted: July 7, 2014, 12:03 a.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 16:14

Energy for the last 15 miles.

Posted: July 6, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 14:49

Coffeehouse in Port Stanley.

Posted: July 6, 2014, 6:49 p.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 13:20

A bronze of an elephant in St. Thomas, Ontario, might seem out of place. Not! On September 15, 1885, Jumbo, of Barnum and Bailey fame, was killed here when struck by a locomotive.

Posted: July 6, 2014, 5:20 p.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 11:16

Nice rest spot at the turn to St. Thomas.

Posted: July 6, 2014, 3:16 p.m.

Sunday 6 Jul 2014 8:50

The northshore of Lake Erie must have good wind. There are hundreds of windmills along my route.

Posted: July 6, 2014, 12:50 p.m.

Saturday 5 Jul 2014 19:17

Rondeau Provincial Park

Posted: July 5, 2014, 11:17 p.m.

Saturday 5 Jul 2014 15:41

Eerieau is nice beach town but no camping. Onward!

Posted: July 5, 2014, 7:41 p.m.

Saturday 5 Jul 2014 14:24

Posted: July 5, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

Saturday 5 Jul 2014 11:17

Posted: July 5, 2014, 3:17 p.m.

Saturday 5 Jul 2014 7:54

Waiting for the ferry from Pelee Island to the mainland.

Posted: July 5, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

Friday 4 Jul 2014 20:49

Posted: July 5, 2014, 12:49 a.m.

Friday 4 Jul 2014 17:36

Southernmost point of Canada.

Posted: July 4, 2014, 9:36 p.m.

Friday 4 Jul 2014 16:11

This first ferry takes me to an island on the Canadian side of Lake Erie.

Posted: July 4, 2014, 8:11 p.m.

Friday 4 Jul 2014 13:23

Sitting on the dock of Sandusky Bay, waiting for the ferry to Canada.

Posted: July 4, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

Thursday 3 Jul 2014 19:32

Huron River Campground. Almost Sandusky.

Posted: July 3, 2014, 11:32 p.m.

Thursday 3 Jul 2014 13:05

Lake Erie: Proof of existence.

Posted: July 3, 2014, 5:05 p.m.

Thursday 3 Jul 2014 11:22

It's been a super pleasant ride through Cleveland and beyond.

Posted: July 3, 2014, 3:22 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 17:20

Warmshower on the east side of Cleveland. Close enough to see the skyline.

Posted: July 2, 2014, 9:20 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 14:57

Posted: July 2, 2014, 6:57 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 12:52

At US20 and OH2 trying to figure out my route toward Cleveland.

Posted: July 2, 2014, 4:52 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 7:45

Met Ullia Fritz here at MacDonalds in Conneaut, Ohio. Ullia's a cool German dude from Bavaria here in the States biking from San Francisco to New York City.

Posted: July 2, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Jul 2014 17:53

Evergreen Lake Park outside of Conneaut, Ohio.

Posted: July 1, 2014, 9:53 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Jul 2014 14:43

I'm off the road in shade.

Posted: July 1, 2014, 6:43 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Jul 2014 12:13

Cider Slush! Perfect.

Posted: July 1, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Jul 2014 10:07

About a third of the distance for the day.

Posted: July 1, 2014, 2:07 p.m.

Monday 30 Jun 2014 23:24

Posted: July 1, 2014, 3:24 a.m.

Monday 30 Jun 2014 15:56

PA State Line

Posted: June 30, 2014, 7:56 p.m.

Monday 30 Jun 2014 15:09

Resting and cooling off.

Posted: June 30, 2014, 7:09 p.m.

Monday 30 Jun 2014 12:02

Lake Erie State Park. Pretty. But no way I could have made it here yesterday from Niagara Falls.

Posted: June 30, 2014, 4:02 p.m.

Monday 30 Jun 2014 10:40

Donut = Energy

Posted: June 30, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Sunday 29 Jun 2014 16:27

Posted: June 29, 2014, 8:27 p.m.

Sunday 29 Jun 2014 12:29

Les and Janet. They're biking from Traverse City, MI, to Portland, ME. We stopped at the junction of NY HWY 5 and Old Lakeshore RD to exchange info.

Posted: June 29, 2014, 4:29 p.m.

Sunday 29 Jun 2014 10:23

Breakfast and rest at Buffalo Outer Harbor.

Posted: June 29, 2014, 2:23 p.m.

Sunday 29 Jun 2014 8:12

A photo for my father.

Posted: June 29, 2014, 12:12 p.m.

Sunday 29 Jun 2014 7:04

The BLO+E begins.

Posted: June 29, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

BLO+E

User: DrRLong
Dates: 29 Jun 2014 - 21 Jul 2014
Duration: 3 weeks, 1 day
URL: http://richardtreks.blogspot.com/

Bike Lakes Ontario + Erie
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A figure-eight around the two lakes

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