Day 57 A Short Ride Day

Bridge over Rivière Ouellr

Bridge over Rivière Ouellr

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.

One of countless roadside shrines found all over Quebec

One of countless roadside shrines found all over Quebec

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.

Island in the St. Lawrence

Island in the St. Lawrence

imageThe 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.

Statue at Notre Dame du Portage

Statue at Notre Dame du Portage

Haying time

Haying time

In Rivière du Loup we stopped at Tim Hortons. While there several other riders rolled in.

River at L'isles Verts

River at L’isles Verts

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.

Carole, Elaine

Carole, Elaine

Looking toward ferry terminal at Trois Pistoles

Looking toward ferry terminal at Trois Pistoles

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.

Yukon Greig, Elaine

Yukon Greig, Elaine

From there it was an easy 8 km ride into camp for a total distance of 124 km.

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