Hello Saultites Cousins

21 Aug 2013 – 11+hrs on the Canadian Greyhound

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And I am still in the same state of Ontario! Left Toronto Tue 0100hrs to arrive on time 0600hrs to Sudbury, supposedly 1.15hrs layover became 2hrs layover. C$72 S$88 on a full bus all the way with a few short 15mins stopovers but too sleepy and tired to remember where!

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Appreciations to May&Lock for meeting me at the station (45mins delayed arriving at 1230hrs), which they thought was in town but have since moved to the Howard Johnson Hotel. Blue sky and lovely weather to welcome me. Roadside local produce on sale with the biggest broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower ever seen. Seems like someone is moving house and this literally gives the term to move house exactly as the words to move house!

Sault Ste. Marie (pronounced Soo Saint Marie’) is a city on the St Mary’s River in Algoma District Ontario with a metro area of 805.38sq km 310.96 sq mi, pop 75,141. The community was founded as a French religious mission: Sault either means ‘jump’ or ‘rapids’ in French, and thus the entire name translates to ‘St Mary’s Rapids’ or ‘St Mary’s Falls’. Although the word sault is pronounced like ‘so’ (soʊ) in French, it is pronounced like ‘soo’ (suː) in the English pronunciation of the city name. Residents of the city are called Saultites. With a mission established by French Jesuits in 1668, claiming of the area one of the oldest European settlements in Canada.

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Thanks to May&Lock for delicious Italian lunch at Solo*** and looking forward to learning more about this area with USA boarding on the International Bridge.

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Yummy yum yum lobster and quail dinner made by May, the best cook. For now very contented to be in their beautiful house by St Mary’s River and facing Sugar Island/USA as I post this blog. The first time here was in the 1980s and then again in 1990s both times in the winters and now for the first time in the summer. It is absolutely serene and delightful here with a view of the St Mary’s River and USA, an inviting indoor pool and an amazing staircase.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path – Buddha

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