Day Fifteen
South Baymouth, Ontario to Somerset, NY
June 23rd, 2000

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian- Niagra Falls
Theresa- The Tobermory Ferry
The Hamilton, Ontario, Expressway
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
(497 total)
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
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 a fox, but really just more cows and horses
Lakeside Beach Campground
Somerset, NY
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Ranger Station

Daily Narrative    The day began on the ferry dock at South Baymouth.  The ferry ride across Lake Huron was sunny and windy, and felt a lot more like an ocean voyage (very little on the horizon) than a lake crossing.  Brian discovered a computer that would let you track the ship's course across the lake, and proceeded to check in and criticize the captain periodically.  The drive from Tobermory to Guelph was rural farming country, with a number of restored old farm houses that looked suspiciously like vacation homes.  Things got ugly south of Guelph on the Hamilton expressway, with poorly marked off ramps and Darwanistic motorists.   We eventually found Niagra, Ontario, and the tourist destination of the day, Niagra Falls.  Brian, who had been complaining about the event for miles, had to admit that they were pretty impressive and drug Theresa along for picture after picture.  We crossed into New York state and headed up to Route 18, along the southern coast of Lake Ontario.  We eventually stopped at the Lakeside Beach Campground for the night, after driving though picturesque little towns that felt like they were stuck in the 1950's for a few hours.

Daily Pictures

 A little free camping at the ferry dock
Our ride for the morning across Lake Huron
Bustling downtown South Baymouth
The lighthouse on Cove Island
Restored old homes dotted the drive from Tobermory, Ontario down to Guelph.  Most seemed to sport small satellite dishes like this one
Another cool old home
Theresa wanted to take this one home with us
Niagra Falls, from here a barrel might seem like fun
At this point, you'd have to be wondering...
The Horseshoe Falls
The American Falls
A piece of the Niagra Greenhouse
Our intrepid travelers
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