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Five days of winter in Algoma – Day five

Snow day in the Soo

Skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, time sure flies when your having fun. Hard to believe that we are on the last day of our five days of winter in Algoma adventure. The day five agenda is road tripping north along the shore of Lake Superior in search of the famous ice caves.

Well that was the plan, winter dealt us the snow storm card and with sketchy road conditions and lack of visibility road tripping was no longer an option.

Not a problem, with a bit of brainstorming our initial disappointment is converted to anticipation as we set out for agenda revision number two, exploring the nearby, aka, A Snow Day in The Soo.

Stop number one, we have driven past this place almost daily as we headed out for another outdoor adventure and the idea of a visit is always a part of the conversation.

Perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Sault Ste. Marie, the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is like a box full of toys and thanks to the snow storm and it being a midweek morning, we are literally the only kids here, staff excluded of course.

Our aimless wondering gets the attention of John who steps in to show as around. John’s volunteer tenure here is stretching towards two decades and that’s two decades above and beyond a career in aviation.

His passion, as he recalls each plane’s road back from crash sites in the North West Territories, or from junkyard compactors, to the spectacular machinery we are looking at now is mesmerizing, what a pleasure.

Stop number two, we didn't have to go far just a couple hundred feet around the corner. I must say I have a thing for local breweries so having Northern Superior Brewing Company right next door, there was no way I would miss a chance to have look around. It being pre-lunch it’s a bit early in the day to be pouring a pint so we limit our visit to site seeing.

- Martin Lortz

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