Monday, July 30, 2007


Location, Richer, MB

The repaired tire needed a little air this morning. I don’t know if it was because the compressor at Wal-Mart couldn’t pump to 80 lbs or if I still have a leak. I aired it up and we left about 8 AM this morning for another long day on the road.

Yesterday afternoon and all day today we have had a severe side wind from the south. It cuts down on fuel mileage and speed. Of course, with the bad roads my speed is down to 45 mph at some points. It just beat us to pieces today. We were glad to get off the road.

The country went from flat to flatter. At one point I pointed out a hill ahead of us as we hadn’t seen any for a day. We skirted south of Winnipeg on the by-pass so only saw the city from a distance.

A lot of wheat is grown in Canada along with Canola which is a tiny seed. We only saw a few fields of corn. As we passed in to Manitoba the country changed subtlety from flat grass and wheat fields to some trees. Our campground is in a stand of Popular which seems to be the dominant tree in this area.

We are east of Winnipeg at Richer in the Rock Garden Campground which is in the woods. It is listed in Trailer life. So many campgrounds along Trans Canada 1 are not. None are real paradises but they will do at the end of the day when you are tired.