Ottawa to Montebello 2

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Rain rolled in this morning as expected and left Paul and I waiting on the front porch of the Jail until about noon. While it had not stopped raining it was as good as it was going to get for several hours so we set off.

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First stop was a classic parliament hill photo, sending our last moments in Ontario off in style. We headed across the bridge into Quebec. I let Paul know we did need to stop to change our money before crossing the border, sucked him into that one for a bit!! You can thank my grandfather for that bit of poor humour.

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We followed the Route Verte when we could, a bike path that follows the river. Stayed mainly on hwy 148 which was the best cycling hwy since Saskatchewan. Generally new pavement and very wide shoulders, we thought we had died and gone to cycling heaven. Every small town we passed through (Thurso, home of some hockey player named Guy LaFleur…didn’t play for the Leafs so don’t know him, Plaisance, Papeneauville) had a beautiful old church near the center of town.

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Camp tonight is on the river in Montebello, didn’t feel like paying to stay at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello! So I have only been in the Belle Province for a day…can someone answer me why the rest of Canada offers bilingual signs, menus, directions, tourist magazines etc but here everything is in one language (guess which one)? Bonsoir

Cycle journalier: 76.9km
Temps de cycle journalier: 3hrs 23min

2 thoughts on “Ottawa to Montebello

  1. Reply Audrey Aug 2,2013 3:25 am

    I don’t believe it is legal for a business to even post a sign in front that is in English; has not been for years. La Belle Provinice, my home sweet home… 🙂

      

  2. Reply Jenika Aug 2,2013 2:24 pm

    Bill 101. Protects the French language in Quebec and makes it ok to have unilingual signs! Enjoy Quebec, can’t wait to see your pictures of the countryside!

      

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