Back less than 24 hours from a Lake Superior Circle Trip – actually completing the Canadian parts we have never done. This is post is pretty much non-radio (spoiler alert) other than seeing what the October 2021 USA->Canadian and Canadian->USA Border crossings would involve for a contemplated future radio trip.
I’ll pick up at Sault Ste Marie (said “Soo-Saint-Marie” … well mostly said that way) on the Michigan (USA) side where I was careful to fill the gas tank, as USA fuel is about 60% the cost of Canadian fuel. When you drive to Canada there is a long double bridge over the locks that the current car toll was $4.00 US. https://infogalactic.com/info/Sault_Ste._Marie_International_Bridge The lady who took our toll seemed to be amused by us – we sensed she thought we would be send back.
There was no other cars going our way or coming back from Canada on this massive 2.8 miles (4.5 km) bridge. I saw a sole person below running with their dog, as otherwise we would have been able to say we saw not a single person in the border area.
At the Ontario end the Immigration/Customs Canada complex has about eight lanes, of which only two were open when we arrived. Ahead of us were three cars and a single semi.
We had prepared for the crossing with: