My memory did not serve me as my best recollection was an endless series of minor highways littered with heavy truck traffic. Not anyone's ideal riding condition.
I took ridge road east through Grimsby mountain. It's a route I know well enough but knew that I would eventually have to turn south.
To my surprise I found a lovely series of quiet roads and a touch of gravel as well! In fact, they led me all the way to Smithville without so much as a single truck passing.
|I couldn't get over the number of airplane exhaust trails. Kind of pretty though.|
Once in Smithville I passed up the ubiquitous Tim Horton's Donuts in search of something with a bit more of a local flavour. Whereas Timmy's dominated the coffee crowd on the east side of the town I found Jackie's Bakery & Cafe on the west side. Tremendous! Just what I had hoped for: a quiet, local spot, with a large hot tea and a fresh raspberry donut. It was difficult to choose which delicious confection from her large selection so I'll just have to go back again!
I have a real aversion to large homes. It's a long story. But to be fair, I do find some from time to time that are thoughtfully designed and beautifully constructed. Actually, it's not all that rare of a thing. And so I decided I should be sharing more photos of such places (And churches as well. I see a lot of really great churches).
|Nice new Tudor. Hard to see from here but it's a beautiful spot.|
Today's ride held many wonderful surprises. I'll be heading south again. Soon.