Friday August 9, 2013. Day 64

Vankleek Hill to Montreal

We  “self-catered” our breakfast with the provisions left by the B&B (juice, oatmeal, scrambled eggs and toast) and espresso made by Paul, stopped at Sam’s Kitchen (the pastry shop that opened early for us) for sandwiches and banana muffins for lunch, then cycled back to the Prescott-Russell Recreational trail. The weather was overcast and muggy, only clearing late in the afternoon. We carried along the trail to its end, through pasture and farm land with crops of wheat, barley, corn and soy beans (?), and then followed side roads into Quebec, stopping at Rigaud for coffee. Just past Rigaud, we noticed a bicycle-themed park, where Marius climbed a tree in order to indulge Lois’ desire to take a photos of the bikes on poles for Jade. We soon joined the Route Verte, which took us across Île Perrot and onto the Île de Montreal, through the pretty villages of Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue and Beaconsfield and along the Lachine Canal to our hotel in downtown Montreal.

Wildlife Notes: Least Bittern (a “lifer” for Paul, which was very exciting!)

We are on the traditional territory of the Kanesatake Mohawk Nation.

3 thoughts on “Friday August 9, 2013. Day 64”

  1. How fun to be a traveling foursome for this part of the ride, the bike paths sound beautiful.
    Rod and I head out for the Bowron Lake chain tomorrow. The canoe ciruit takes 8 days, we’ll be gone 2 weeks. They have been having lots of thunderstorms there so we’ll thinking of you as you have sure had your share of them. We have dehydrated most of our food so we’ll again think of you in cafes having expressos and goodies. Enjoy la Belle Province!

    1. What an amazing summer you have been having – Alaskan cruise, sea kayaking, and now the Bowron Lakes! Percy-Ann was telling us about their canoe trip to the lakes – sounds wonderful! Also impressed with dehydrating your own food…! xox

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