Bicycling Across Canada

Day 52: Wednesday, July 31

As I've mentioned, on this bike journey there are a lot of daily chores to do. Cleaning our bikes, getting laundry done, showering, cooking, and setting up and breaking down our campsite. I also have to fit in blogging if I'm lucky enough to have wi-fi. The reason I mention this is because sometimes I'm...
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Rest Day: Tuesday, July 30

We got up early so we could tour Quebec city. A neighbouring campsite of women from Toronto offered to make us pancakes and coffee. Unfortunately we had to catch a cab into the city in order to make our planned meeting with Shirley Nadeau from the Chronicle-Telegraph. Our taxi driver enjoyed practicing his English. He...
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Day 51: Monday, July 29

It was another beautiful day with tailwinds and mostly overcast. We took the Route Verte, which is a bike route to get into Quebec city. It was a nice change from the highway, with spectacular views and lovely mansions. We even saw a mansion built like the Disneyland castle. There was very little traffic as...
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Day 50: Sunday, July 28

Collette made a wonderful big breakfast. She also gave us little bottles of maple syrup to take with us. At breakfast we met Jean-Rene and Helene who are from Quebec city. Jean-Rene is an astronomer who has written five books. One of his English language books, A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy, I plan to...
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Day 49: Saturday, July 27

Coco made us a fantastic breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and homemade jam. He does all his own canning, and he's good at it. Thank you Coco! We miss you already! We are hurting from saddle sores. We're looking forward to having a day off soon. There is just no way to be comfortable on a...
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Day 48: Friday, July 26

Lynne made us a wonderful breakfast, which gave us a great start to our day. (Thanks Lynne!) We rode the bike trails to the tourist info centre in Hull, just across the bridge from Parliament Hill. We got lost, eventually finding our way to our destination. We met up with my high school friend, Judy. She...
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Day 46: Wednesday, July 24

We had a great morning with an overcast sky and another tailwind. Everything went well until early this afternoon. We were riding when a puppy came running out from a yard beside the highway. It was chasing us, which isn't the first time on this trip we've been chased by a dog. It happens at...
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Day 45: Tuesday, July 23

Last night before I went to bed, I sat out on a big flat rock that was in the water. It was beautiful because the sky was clear and the full moon reflected off the water. I was writing in my journal, when I noticed the frogs had turned around to watch me. It was...
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Day 44: Monday, July 22

I forgot to mention a few things yesterday, so here it goes... Most motorcyclists wave at us or give us the biker sign, while others just ignore us. So far, all bikers move over on the road and give us space...until yesterday. A big fat biker who obviously doesn't like bicyclists swiped in close to me....
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Day 43: Sunday, July 21

We woke up around 7 a.m. TR was invited over to the neighbour's campsite for coffee. When BB and I crawled out of our tent, the neigbours, Barry and his brother Rod, asked us to join them for coffee and muffins. Later we met Barry's wife, Monique. We had some great conversations about all the...
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