Well done, NS! Thank you for sharing!
Seeing the photos brought back memories of my trips on "The Canadian". What a train! Both the CP route and the CN are beautiful.
Reading Hornepayne, Ontario brought back my first introduction to a northern Ontario resident: the black-fly. While standing there, this swarm of black insects just keep flying around me. I asked someone what they were. When they said "black-flies", my thought was "Uh-oh", but I didn't seem to be getting bit, so maybe for some reason I wasn't on their menu.....Well, once back on the train, I found out otherwise: pulling up one of the legs on the shorts I was wearing to see what was burning, I discovered that a red chunk of my flesh was missing! One of the little beasties must of got enough for all of its buddies to go!!!