Shrove or Pancake Tuesday is associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent in the Christian world. The French celebrate the timing with Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Either way, it, refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, which starts the next day on Ash Wednesday. (Definition from wikipedia)
The pancakes we serve at 40 Bay Street B&B are made with baking powder, so that they are light and fluffy, versus the crepe, which is much flatter, and often served rolled around some type of filling.
I'm always surprised when we get enquires asking if we will take bookings from people arriving on a motorcycle...but after hearing their stories about some of their "welcomes" at other B&Bs, I can understand their concerns.
The Parry Sound area is a great place to explore on your bike - most of the roads are paved and very scenic. However, I also realize that most bikers want to cover as much ground as they possibly can, so here are a couple of great web sites to help you plan your trip:
Visit Georgian Bay has created a 7-day touring route around the entire bay, including places to stay, eat and visit
MotoWhere? which has a collection of rides posted by people who have actually traversed the route they describe
For the non-motorized bikers there are over 225 kms of major on-road cycling routes in the West Parry Sound Area.
If you have two days to spend in Parry Sound, and want to really understand all the great adventure the area has to offer, I created this page in the Parry Sound Travel Guide.
Get an early start with Red Rock ecoAdventure Tours’ morning tour for a personal adventure in the Georgian Bay Biosphere. All of their adventures offer you the opportunity to see, feel and touch the natural beauty of the biosphere with attention to your particular interests. About half the time is spent 'cruising' the islands with the other half spent wandering on the islands and exploring the flora and fauna that define the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. (They will pick you up at the Town Dock, located right across the road from 40 Bay Street B&B.
Do you love to snowmobile? Did you know that you can access over 1,100 kms of trails from Key River in the north to Moon River in the south? You can follow Georgian Bay or go as far east as Highway 11 in the Muskokas. There are eight local clubs that help maintain the trails and plan special events.
Parry Sound is the home of Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs District 10 – also known as the Parry Sound Snowmobile District. Those 1,100 kms of trails consist of looping and/or family trails along several different TOP (Trans Ontario Provincial Trails). As a matter of fact, the TOP C-alternate trail through Parry Sound and is right across the road from 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast.