Day Fifteen.

Québec to St. Jean-Port-Joli.

Slept late at the dorms and didn’t get out of there until 10am. Hit up the coffee depot at the mall and tried o wait out the rain. Finally got on the road at 11am and took some pictures of Québec from the south shore.

Québec from Levis

Québec from Levis

My day off must have done some good after all because I made excellent time all morning and had 50 miles knocked out by 3pm. The Route was mostly paved, basically just riding the shoulder of 132 the whole way. So that didn’t hurt.

Kept running in to Silvano and Paola all day. Probably we should have rode together but I didn’t mind going solo. It rained off and on throughout the afternoon, occasionally it poured. I took shelter a few times…It never lasted that long.So far I’ve been pretty lucky with the weather.

The widening Fleuve-de-St.-Laurent

The widening Fleuve-de-St.-Laurent

Did about 80 miles today. I wanted to camp sauvage and save some scratch but I couldn’t find a good place. Eventually I just gave up and went back to Camp Demi-Lieux in St. Jean-Port-Joli and got a really choice spot, just on the banks of the St. Lawrence and with a great view of the sunset at the base of a cliff.

Sunset on the Fleuve

Sunset on the Fleuve

The trip sometimes feels like a bit of slog, but it’s calm, cool evenings like this that I came for.

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