July 15, 2013
We had really good intentions of starting the day with some video recording action, a stop at Walmart and a nice relaxed late start. The clouds started rolling in to Yorkton and the forecast was a bit scary. We decided to hit the road assuming we would find a Walmart later.
We were fortunate in that we did not get any rain today. The temperature got up to 30 C by the time we got to Winnipeg. That’s not too bad as long as we are moving. When we stop, it’s yucky. We will get our neck coolers ready for tomorrow. I think we can now safely pack away the warm clothes.
Our hope for today was a nice relaxing ride into Manitoba. It turned out to be pretty windy. The wind was coming from the south so this gave us a cross wind mostly. We didn’t do any throttle lock races. I am hoping the GoPro video nicely shows the impact the wind was having on us.
Speaking of the GoPro. Argh! No, I didn’t break the case again. It turns out that every time I cut the contents from the micro SD card, the GoPro restarts the file naming at 1. This means files get the same name as yesterday’s. I noticed this yesterday for the first time and was able to recover everything back to July 10th. I’ve lost some content from before that including some of the ride from Dawson City to Tok. Also gone is the video of Kluane Lake. Drag. We have 6 other cameras, none of them behave like this (and I can’t find the setting in the GoPro 3 to change the behavior). As my wife said, I’ll just have to go back! I’m not sure she meant it.
I was surprised at how hilly Manitoba is. Compared to Saskatchewan, Manitoba is pretty darn hilly.
We entered a new province and got the picture!
We stopped at a rest stop. It’s amazing how they are so scarce in some places. Dennis liked this one.
There are roads and a lot of sky visible.
I saw another Super Tenere. This time a black one, it was heading west. Saw it just before we got to Portage La Prairie. That makes four now.
Our hotel is really nice. We’d like to thank our travel agent / accountant for booking us here and not the Comfort Inn down the street.
Tomorrow we make a longer trek to Thunder Bay, ON. It is about 700 km but we expect it to be a long day. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. We will try and get an early start.
I wonder how long it will take to regain feeling in my left thumb?
-Keep on rocking!