as one feature of our day
we rode thirty one and a half kilometres along the lake ontario state parkway.
basically an interstate with a shoulder devoted to bicycles.
it makes for super smooth cycling of course with cars whizzing past to the left.
well most cars. see, some have to enter and exit and they get sorely bugged if you're in their way -
which makes sense!
one grumpy lady in an audi yelled at us to "use the bike trail".
she left before we could provide her with the information that we were in fact right on it!
in some parts there's a bike path that parallels the roadway.
sometimes we took that route.
it was also super fast and lots leafier!
otherwise we stuck to the road.
when we got to the turn-off for the park we realized that the support bus hadn't passed us
so a brief meeting ensued with some snacks.
it was agreed that those who wanted would pedal back to the turnoff for the town of hamlin where we were told there was an excellent place for food and drinks with a big screen tv with hd.
for the record it's known as the 1549 grille and is run by very personable people!
what's a twenty km round trip when there's that much goodness in the middle of the trip?!
we rode past fields of wheat.
through the most incredible heat
until most gloriously and joyously we saw the place that we'd been told about
where we were greeted by the owners and a steady stream of locals who had been told of our presence
and had come to see the cyclists who had chosen their watering hole to linger in for a while.
here we are watching the world cup.
the hamlin beach campground is beautiful.
spacious, amazing showers, a laundry, and telephone kiosks,
the first i've seen on the trip so i phoned home.
my first contact with my wife and children since i'd left
i was so happy to hear the voices of my family!
dinner tonight was basmati rice and curry!!!
my favourite meal to make for myself.
a blissful ending to a very good day.
here are the google map directions to get from sodus point to hamlin beach state park.