How clean is it? Well former guests have said on TripAdvisor that we rate 5/5 for cleanliness, so I think that’s pretty good.
However, cleanliness can come at a cost – and to much more than just the pocketbook.
Did you know there are over 70,000 chemicals commercially produced today? Chemical sensitivity is defined as a reaction to small doses of chemicals contained in air, food, and water. Since most of the chemicals used in cleaning products have been created since World War II, and more and more chemicals being used, the number of people dealing with sensitivities has increased dramatically.
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.