A Two Oasis Day

The first night sleeping in a tent is always restless, but I quickly sucumb to my circadian rythms and slept soundly — except for that late night/early morning nature call, which spoils a sound sleep.  Regardless, the black bears, eastern cougars, wolves, or axe murders wandering the trails never found me; however, a fairly viscous looking wild turkey poked its head around my tent last night before bed.

Today was a day of existing in the moment while listening to a podcast and some music.  To my absolute surprise, an oasis of picnic tables and a roofed shelter with a few power outlets appeared as I arrived in Elmvale, ON; providing refuge from the sun and power to charge my phone (thankful for the TurboCharger capable phone).

For a few hours I sat around the shelter stretching and fashioning an extension on my sun hat, then ate some snacks and lunch (vegetable ravioli with Alfredo sauce).

The approach towards Midland, ON was scene of another oasis, a shelter, which is great because Environment Canada is calling for sever thunderstorm activity in the area tonight.  Eventhough the shelter is 5 km from my planned stop for the day and I am wanting to get in some big mileage days, this spot will help to temper my enthusiasm for mileage. I must remember to start slow to avoid injury.  Note to self: the big mileage days will come.

One of the many wetlands (treed swamp) I walked passed in the region.

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