Québec

Day 54: Friday, August 2

We woke up with rain and it only got worse as the day progressed. It poured. Everything in our bags got soaked. Because the trail is sand and rocks, the rain makes it feel like we are riding through quicksand. We could only do about 15 kilometres an hour. It was a long day with...
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Day 53: Thursday, August 1

I keep talking about how BB has crashed while riding so I guess I better fess up by mentioning that I constantly wipe out. It's a daily occurrence for me to drop my bike, and most days I do fall off my bike. At least BB is in motion when she crashes. When I fall,...
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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 47: Thursday, July 25

We stayed at a hotel last night. We haven't done that since Terrace Bay so it was nice to have a princess night of long warm showers and a comfy bed to sleep in. This morning at breakfast some people from Massachusetts were asking about our bike ride so we talked to them about Alzheimer's disease....
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