That kind of set the pace for the day. I was a bit lethargic. A little out of sync.
I got out on the road after 9 and it looked like everyone else got started earlier. There was a lot of traffic from Craigleith to Horseshoe Valley on Country Road 22.
On my map Hwy 26 just runs into Country Road 22 but in real life there is a turnoff to Country Road 22 past Edenvale. The sign states Horseshoe Valley Road West 22 which had me confused because I want to go East. I found out that this is the only way to go and it does head East. From Country Road 22 passed Horseshoe Valley I took Line 4 Road down to Country Road 11 which was a great. Both these roads were quiet rural roads which led me passed farms and some beautiful homes on big acreages.
The reason I took this route was to avoid going through either Barrie or Orillia.
Country Road 11 took me to Atherley where I headed North for a short time, thank goodness because of a strong headwind, on Road 44 and then on to Country Road 45.
Country Road 45 was like a breath of fresh air. The road was in great condition with a wide shoulder and hardly any traffic.
I got to stop and get a pictue of an inquisitive horse. When I put my camera away and looked up he had disappeared.
But the best part of the day was arriving at the Layzee Acres Campground about 5 km down Road 6. In honour of my crossing the country by bicycle I get to stay here for free.
So tonight I'm camped beside Lake Dalrymple. The moon, which is almost full, is reflected in the water and I can hear a loon in the distance.
It wasn't an easy day of riding but it did come with benefits.
One thing that I keep forgetting to mention is that if you want to see more photos than what I post to this blog just click on the Flikr Photostream button on the upper right side.
Whenever I get free WiFi I upload photos to it.
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