Tesla Road Trip: Ball’s Falls to Bowmanville – Day 3

This post is part of a 15-day electric road trip through Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the East Coast and back home. Today, I reached Bowmanville!

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020


YouTube Edition | Day 3

Cold Battery Morning

I recommend checking in with your Airbnb if it's possible to plug in your car overnight. It can save you from the hassle of waking up to a cold battery like the above image. Your range is decreased until you're able to get the battery warmed up and charging speed is significantly lowered as well.

Grimsby, ON Supercharger

Grimsby, ON Supercharger
Casablanca Winery Inn & Spa
Grimsby, Ontario

Two 80 Amp Sun Country Highway EV charging stations (100 amp breaker)

Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

Immediately entering the first parking area at Ball's Falls you're greeted with two free EV chargers. Make sure you pack your J-1772 adaptor, otherwise you will be limited to the power outlet (listed on Plug Share app). It costs $7 to enter the park. The parking payment machine had frozen from ice and they were having payment problems, so they didn't end up charging me anything.

Upper Ball's Falls - Filter: Kase Filter with A7RIII
Lower Ball's Falls - Filter: Kase Filter with A7RIII

Albion Falls
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Albion Falls | Shot on Pixel 3 XL

I would have loved to see Albion Falls closer up but from what you can't tell in the shot, it wouldn't stop raining this afternoon!

Mountain Brow Blvd
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

43°13'32.6"N 79°48'57.0"W| Shot on Pixel 3 XL

Mountain Brow East Lookout Point
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

43.2298917,-79.8178472| Shot on Pixel 3 XL
Free Carwash| Shot on Pixel 3 XL

This is a very scenic drive with many places to pull over for a quick glimpse of the view of Hamilton, Ontario!

I had some trouble making my way through Toronto late this night but reached Bowmanville by bedtime. This was my first trial in car camping with the Tesla Model 3 on a Coleman Self-Inflating Mattress which I picked up on the first day, covered the windshield and blocked some of the light from the rest of the windows with privacy screens. Camping $0

No sleep interruptions that I know of besides the occasional headlight.

Next Day – Day 4

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