On Friday morning, July 15 a group of 12 members with 6 Porsche left from Winnipeg ….
…. to meet 4 more members with 3 more Porsche in Fort Frances. After a quick stop the group started their run to Sioux Lookout. First HWY 11 and than north on HWY 502 to Dryden.
Just one hour to go to Sioux Lookout.
Arriving in Sioux Lookout we picked up another member with his Porsche and the group freshed up at the container hotel, the Sioux Lookout Days Inn. At 6:30 a small group took a tour over Sioux Lookout in a Beaver. Thanks to Slate Falls Airways to make it possible. The other half went to the Kottschoth residence and started enjoying the BBQ. Elk burger, tomato salad and noodle salad, and “Rote Grütze” for desert.
The group presented the webmaster with a present for his work on the award winning Red River Region web page and the group settled in for the night.
Saturday morning started with drivers meeting and a quick drive to Roy Lane to pick up some lunches for the way. Than the fun started. HWY 642, 20 km for curvy highway, but then…. “Attention Construction ahead”.
25km of gravel road. The last 5km was good road again and then we turned south on HWY 599 for 60km to Ignace. Time for a quick stop. The next 33km we drove west on HWY 17 till we hit the turnoff to HWY 622.
Turning south toward Atikokan, but our bad luck continued. Out of the 130km to Atikokan 30km was again gravel road. But the group was still in good spirit at the lunch stop at the Little Falls in Atikokan.
Just a couple more hours to Thunder Bay. Kakabeka Falls, the second highest waterfall in Ontario, was a quick stop on the way before driving to the Hotel with the scenic Nor’Wester Mountains in the background. At 8:30pm the group drove to the Bight Restaurant + Bar, in the water garden pavilion Mariners Hall and enjoyed delicious meals and appetizer in a shape of the Porsche Crest.
By 11:30pm the group made their way back to the hotel. Sunday morning everyone may their way home or continued on to other destinations. All members enjoyed the tour and ask if we can do it again, but without the gravel road.
Note: The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has a web page (511) showing travel information service including construction information, but third grade HWY’s where not included. Not any more, I made sure of it !!!!!