Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Long distances for travel in Canada

I was thinking of visiting a friend who lives on the other side of Oshawa.  I called the Grayhound and they do have a bus that goes directly there but the price is very expensive - over $50 one way even for a senior.It would take 7 hours of travel or if I went overnight, it would take four hours. Only two day time buses, one around 5 a.m. and the other at 9:20.  Both times are really not good for me.  They also have only one night bus at 10:10 p.m.

I then called Go Transit and their price is more reasonable.  It was $17.70 one way for seniors, but the way is very confusing to me and I am afraid I may get lost.

I would have to take a bus from Hamilton to Aldershot.  Transfer to the Go Train and get off at Oshawa.  From Oshawa I would need to take a Peterborough #88 bus. I would then have to ask to get off somewhere before the Go Station.

I would not have hesitated before, as this person was a very good friend of mine and we have not met for about 14 years.  However, my sense of direction is very poor and I'm not sure I could go myself.

I will see if the person is willing to go into Toronto and meet downtown for a few hours. I wish I could get this person to use a computer and go on Skhpe,that would work very well, but so far that has not worked out.

Ah well, there still is the phone, thankfully.

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