July 23, 2005. Browsing around Brandon was not impressive. Everywhere the same Wall-Marts, Canadian Tire, Zellers stores. It seemed that we did not leave our native Sunridge Mall Calgary.
Heading for Winnipeg, the capital city of Mannitoba where Janko’s brother Karl lived. Arranged to meet him and his wife in “Transcona Inn” for dinner. Wandering about the city of Winnipeg, visiting the Parliament Building of Winnipeg with the sculpture of Bears around the Park. Touring inside the building, but outside there was a wonderful concert of Japanese drummers, Cari Shean music and others. Fundraising for Protection of Devil Lake Waters.
July 25, 2005. Kenora. Lake View Hotel, stayed overnight, 61 dollars per night.
That evening we went for a boat ride “MS Kenora” around the Lake of the Woods. It was unforgettable beauty of nature. We saw a huge painted rock which stands at the narrowest point of deep-water channel known as “Devil’s Gap”, just a couple miles from downtown Kenora. There is no road to it, so it is best seen from the water by a local cruise boat or private boat. This “spirit rock”, or “Wendigo” as known by the Ojibway Indians, became the recipient of articles of value in order to seek its favour in guiding them through the treacherous water safety.
We bought two tickets for supper on board and participated in it. On the photos to the right and left are shown: me, two brothers Carl and Jim Holly, the spirit rock, our tickets, Janko at the Kekabeka Falls.
July 26, 2005. Back on the road along the shores of the Lake Superior Ontario. CPR is our third companion of our Trans-Canada journey. Two roads are two hard workers.
The name of the place sounds a little bit funny but nevertheless it really exists and is worth of every moment we spent there. Tri-star Kekabeka Motel. Stayed overnight, 65 dollars per night.
(to be continued)