We woke up bright and early at our Auberg on the banks of the St Lawrence River. It was Thursday, August 1st, 2013
this was not unlike a regular B&B with a difference. We were allowed to order a custom breakfast
I decided not to order the pancakes but I found out that they really meant crepes. If I had known that, I would have ordered them but I didn't wish to create a fuss by making a special order, so I did without
At the time we didn't realize that this was going to be a long riding day. Our original plan was to camp near Quebec City. On the way we had to make several stops mainly to use the facilities and to order more much needed coffee so where else except Tim Hortons
The first thing you notice when you are in Quebec . . . is that everything is in French. The menus look familiar but I can't read them but I can paraphrase a bit and get the gist of what it means. Actually you see lots of French in New Brunswick as they receive many visitors from Quebec
Eventually we reached Quebec City and managed to play tourists for an hour or so. I previously posted about it HERE . I am trying to show you different photos than what was posted before. I am not much of a consumer so we just walked around to get a taste of the ambience and sit down for a quick snack and beverage before heading on
It was here that I lost my Beavertail virginity. Yes, this was my FIRST ONE. With the Apple Cinnamon it was a bit gooey and messy but it tasted okay
Karen had a real Poutine so I also got to sample some, also for the first time. We both also had fruit smoothies to wash it all down. I didn't have to do much planning on this part of the trip. My job was to just follow my tour guide and here she is programming our next stops on Garmin Dan.
We decided not to stay in Quebec City and try to make it to Montreal before Sunset. It was here that I sent a message to David to hold dinner until we arrived. He posted about it HERE . We didn't outrun the rain. This is why we decided not to camp as we didn't want to have to pack up wet tents.
We arrived a bit late as we took the wrong exit and ended up on a different freeway. It was very nice of David & Susan to Hold dinner and wait for us. I can't thank them enough for all they had done to make our stay comfortable and feed us too. Imagine Steaks and Chicken with all the trimmings after a long day on the road.
I was not able to process nor edit my video on the road, although I set my computer up to do it. For some reason my editing program refused to work. I also had problems with my GoPro Hero3 but I managed to upgrade the software and this must have fixed the problem. So as I continue to work on my videos and post them up I intend to give you a preamble to set the scene and also share more photos of that day
So here you are, video of our ride to Montreal, recorded on Thursday August 1st, 2013