Day 18 Cornwall to Morrisburg 44km
October 17, 2012
Lovely sunny morning, but frost on all the rooftops. Took our time this morning, had breakfast .an d patched my flat tire. Thought we were taking a day off today after yesterday’s long ride into the wind, but figured with rain coming on Friday we should try to make Brockville to catch the train home. Morrisburg is only 40km so we decided to pedal today anyways. By the time we left it was like summer and we set out in the sun. We picked up the trail right across the street from the hotel and made our way out of town. It was a nice ride on a paved trail with a canopy of trees all around. There was a tree that had fallen over the path and so we had our first portage of the trip.
After that, the trail leads to the Long Sault Parkway. This is a string of islands connected by causeways, leftover from the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway. We saw a deer while pedaling through and had a nice picnic by the water.
We rode through the working side of Upper Canada Village, but weren’t able to go in and look around. The last bit of the ride was along highway 2. It wasn’t long before we arrived in Harrisburg. We got changed and walked into town to do the laundry and shop for supper. We found a bakery on the way back and picked up a few things for dessert. It was a pleasure to put our feet up and relax for awhile. Off to Brockville in the morning.