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Day 10: Thursday, August 15th
Bon Echo to Bronte Creek Provincial Park (332 km)

The ambition to finally kayak a couple of hours, combined with a four-hour drive, is thrown away in the morning. I'm letting my girls sleep in – my oldest daughter seems to need to catch up on some sleep the most.

Once we hit the road. I hesitate to take the 401. Hesitate because I don't want to fly by everything, I want to inhale the local air and have the availability to stop where and when I want. Highway 7 on the other hand is a two-lane road with not too much traffic. And now and then, the highway is being interrupted by a small town.

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We stop in Marmora where a bunch of old-timers and muscle cars gathers. And after mailing some letters back home, head for an 'all-day breakfast' at 3.30 P.M. in one of the local restaurants.

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It's our last day with our traveling partner the Ford Flex. We will certainly miss it, especially after our off-road adventure yesterday. Bernice puts on the headphones and watches one last movie while dad and Esmée enjoy the scenery en route to Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. A few hours later we arrive.

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Our tent is up, it's dark.

A sudden roar gives me goosebumps. I can't define the sound. Is it a wild dog? Is it a bear? I don't want to take any risk and put my children in the car. Two fighting raccoons roll out of the bushes. Well, that was a relief.

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