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Marathon to Thunder Bay - Terry Fox Scenic Memorial

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After sleeping well in Marathon we left our kind host (who provided electricity and water for free) we continued to West and found a beautiful stopover for lunch right on the shore of Lake Superior. It was windy and fresh but the sunshine warmed up the sand what was a great spot for Echo as well.


Right before arriving to our next evening stop we noticed a sign of "Terry Fox Scenic Lookout". We quickly pulled over and we were grateful to find this place by coincidence.


Who was Terry Fox? A Canadian athlete who first lost his leg due to cancer, then decided to continue running and raising money for cancer research. He started his fundraising run from St John's in 1980 and completed a marathon every day until June, when he reached Thunder Bay. Then the spread of his cancer forced him to end his "Marathon of Hope" after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres. Although he lost his life he left an ever lasting legacy and since then over cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. Until today more than C$800 million has been raised in his name.


I was speechless at his memorial site and these moments were also unforgettable memories like our recent visit at Jack Kerouac's grave.

My accomplishment for the day with such honorable role models was to back in into my tightest parking spot. A passerby even applauded and showed a thumbs up, yelling "good job!" after watching how I manouvered the trailer between the stairs and a tree.


At night - serving proof of the name of "Thunder Bay" there was a storm, rain and thunders. In the morning the rain stopped so our leaving procedure was quick and easy. Another host who accepted no money for the electricity.

Posted by divatmotoros 02:23 Archived in Canada

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