Rest Days 6 and 7: I enjoyed 2 rest days in Winnipeg. We picked up two friends from the UK - Debbie and Sharon - who have kindly given up part of their summers to help to support the ride. I really admire their get-up-and-go and willingness to step into the unknown and get involved with the trip! We prepared for the stretch of the journey from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, filling the cooler with food. We bought some bike-racks for the car (which we have now christened 'Wilbert') to give us some more space. We visited a great water-slide park and messed about like kids for an afternoon and the new arrivals have begun to settle into the camping and biking routine superbly. It's great to have such willing, helpful and good-humoured people on-board!

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