After a short downpour last night just after I crawled into my tent, this morning was still overcast and cool. Our ride today was slated as 117 km over fairly easy terrain.
With a tailwind we made good time. Around 40 km we started to look for somewhere to stop for coffee. Nothing seemed to present itself so we stopped for a bit of a break and had an apple for a snack.
The suggested route was through Notre Dame du Portage. As we approached the turnoff a sign indicated construction in 3 km. We decided to chance it to find out if we could get through the construction zone. We rode the 3 km in and determined that the road really wasn’t passable so we returned the 3 km to the main road.
In Rivière du Loup we stopped at Tim Hortons. While there several other riders rolled in.
At L’isles Verts we ran into Danny’s friend Carole in a little park beside a waterfall. It seemed like a good place for lunch so out came the PBJ sandwiches.
After our lunch we rode a further 20 km or so into Trois Pistoles hoping to find a stop for coffee there. We found a little smoothie shop with a nice view towards the St. Lawrence and a ferry terminal. I had some Nachos and a lemonade.
From there it was an easy 8 km ride into camp for a total distance of 124 km.