Ride Day 17: After Dad (kindly!) washed the car, we left Wawanesa early in the morning and made good time with the sun shining and the wind at our backs. Riding at about 20 mph on an almost perfectly flat road we had covered a fair distance by lunchtime. The scenery here consists of endless yellow fields of canola with numerous towering grain 'elevators' alongside the railroad. In it's own distinctive way, it's really beautiful. By evening time we made it to the small town of 'Elm Creek', which is within 50 miles of Winnipeg. With no campsite options nearby we were given the 'okay' to camp on what the English would call ' the village green'. We enjoyed a good meal and a couple of beers and, with aching legs, i retired to the tent for much-needed sleep.