Tuesday, October 15th. 2013.
Sunny with clouds. 15C.
We finally left the Green Cottage today although we thought about staying all week. As we left we saw four or five deer feeding at the end of the lane way. Surprisingly there weren’t any deer at the carott pile.
After stopping at the grocery store on our way into Haliburton, we arrived at Beth’s office just before 11am. She was expecting us and we got to see where the painting of the Green Cottage now hangs. It’s even more impressive now that I’ve been there.
There were a few shops we wanted to stop at in town, but we didn’t find anything we were looking for. Our last stop before picking up the Haliburton County Rail Trail is the bakery and it’s closed! Oh well, it’s now 12pm and we have got to get going.
The trail is pretty rough in spots and soft and sandy in others, which is actually worse, so we decided to try the road. We could travel faster now although there were a few hills to struggle up. It was 35km to Kinmount, but the last ten seemed to take forever. Eventually we made it and were thinking of inquiring about a room at the bed and breakfast there. Before we could we ducked into the general store to see what baked goods the had. We walked out with a selection of squares and a couple of cookies. After a little sugar we figured we could make the final 35km to Fenelon Falls.
This portion of the rail trail was in much better shape and we were able to cover the distance in two and a half hours. We stopped a few times to snack and stretch and riding along Cameron Lake coming into town was a beautiful distraction.
We found the Fenelon Inn with no trouble and it is conveniently located near two restaurants and a grocery store. We opted for the grocery store and bought a bbq chicken, two sweet potatoes and brocoli. We microwaved the veggies and dug in. It was delicious.
With our feet up and the game on the tv we are pretty content. Going to sleep well tonight.