The first part of our North American trip was great fun. Catching up with my brother and his family and friends is always a blast. A great opportunity to see what they are up to now that they are back in Canada, swim in the pond and of course enjoy a drink or two sitting by some whicked camp fires in the back yard.
We joined Paul, Rijk's youngest son, for one of his kart racing weekends. It was great to see him in action and the club manager was kind enough to let me have a go in two of the races as well - a real thrill to hoon at high speed with your bum only an inch or two from the tarmac in a racing kart. You can see why so many racers get addicted to motor sport starting their careers in these karts.
The Canadian summer weather gave us the chance to check out some of the beaches in the grand bend area of Ontario. We spent an absolutely beautiful evening at the beach, swimming, JetSkiing and even some sailing with the catamaran of a friend who happened to be there.
After almost two weeks in grand bend Ontario we left for our road trip through the North East of the USA. On the way out, the Canadians put on a fireworks display over the Niagra Falls to farewell us . - very decent of them indeed!