|Eglise Ste. Anne |
Monday, 8 August 2011
Day 62 - 08 August, 2011 - Batiscan, Quebec to Saint Romuald, Quebec
Today is our 2 month anniversary on the bike! Gray skies again this morning and a respectable 20 degrees. We packed up and headed back to where Brian had picked me up yesterday on Hwy 138. We are following the St. Lawrence River and it is so picturesque. The photo of the bridge (attached) crosses River Batiscan. It was so long, I didn't want to punish Flo's tires on the iron floor, so I walked her across! Some of the towns remind me of old European villages. Beautiful cut stone homes built up to the roadway. We stopped in Portneuf for an ice cream cone, which was a treat, since we don't have freezer space for ice cream. The sun was trying to peak through, but the clouds were getting in the way. There was some climbing today and that is when I realized that my larger gears weren't working, so my legs worked a little harder, especially in Donnacona. We stopped and made lunch in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. When I reached Quebec City, we had to load the bike onto the trailer as bikes are not allowed on the bridge to cross the St. Lawrence River. However, we saw a cyclist on the bridge! Once across the bridge I set off again through St. Romauld and found a place to camp for the night. Total today 103 km.