Sudbury campers return home, after frigid wait for delayed train
After being stranded by a train out in the bush near Chapleau for three days, David Marrone and his wife, Kie, are back in Sudbury safe and sound.
The couple owns a travel company called Lure of the North.
They take people out in groups to go winter camping in the bush in northern Ontario and Quebec.
A recent two week adventure was extended when the couple and a group of campers were stranded due to a delayed train.
However, after being three days overdue, the group is now back safely in Sudbury.
Speaking on CBC Radio’s Up North program, David said the group was relieved when the train arrived to pick them up.
“When it rounded that corner and we saw it was not a CN freight, it was the Via passenger, it was a great feeling,” he said.
Kie said the group was safe while waiting three days for the train, but added the situation was stressful.
“Communication is limited,” she said.
“We still have communication for the necessary arrangements. But it’s not like they could call their mom and say … I’m fine.”
The delay in travel isn’t affecting the couple. They’re getting ready to head out on another two week adventure starting this weekend.