Monday, August 9, 2010
Trans-Canada, day five
Driving through northern Ontario at night is an interesting experience. The towns are quite small and far apart, with dense boreal-deciduous type forest in between. At night, there is danger from moose and deer which can total your car and kill you if you run into them on the highway. Add to that limited cell reception and if you run out of gas or your car breaks down, you're pretty much all alone until a car or truck drives by possibly hours later.
Because of this, caravans tend to form along the highway, often consisting of one or two freight rig trucks and a small assemblage of cars. It reminded me of the little fishes who swim along with sharks to be protected from bigger fishes, with no one knowing who the others are or where their final destinations are, only that there is safety in numbers.