Looking west towards Etobicoke from Ontario Place West Channel at dusk, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
AirBnb Hostel to Dale’s apartment
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Day 52 - DB - Dale Bennie. I made it. After a sopping night I woke to find the headlight on. I pulled the plug on it but it was no use. The battery flat. Water in the electrics. I messaged my host and her husband arrived, a big boy capable of pushing me to a start. The biggest hill, a half meter incline on dirt. The first attempt a failure. “I’ll only do this one more time”, I told Matt my helper, he pushed, i bounced and it crackled. One fire, two, three and bang! I thanked him, went to go and stalled 😅 he turned. I pressed the electric start and somehow it fired. I carried on and stole corn - Erin/Ben style 🌽 I held out at a nearby Tim Hortons as my phone spazzed out in the moisture. I warmed it by the exhaust and moved on Toronto as the rain cleared. A city is long wanted to visit was now real. The tram lined streets reminding me of home. As I honed into Dales location, in contact all the way, I grabbed some beers for the celebration. I was relieved and excited to see him pop out of the building. The sight of a friend after a long travel North East a relief. We commemorated, I showered and we hit the street. I met the wonderful Madison Paquin in her finely located and becoming bare digs as she and Dale prepare their journey South to Australia. We grabbed incredible value food at a Japanese joint and when the waitress smiled “ice cream?” She already knew the answer. Dale certainly knew the places to go. We took a quaint walk and I rode the bus, an experience I won’t forget, before heading home on a ‘streetcar’ which is Canadian for tram. It was a glorious night followed by an equally great sleep. Dale planned a route tomorrow of places I’d never heard and wrote them down. As the first time in a city off the bike. He will be a solid tour guide.