71.1 km - Total so far 515.4 km
It was not an easy ride with the low temperature, rain and wind. We broke the ride down into 10 to 12 km intervals and stopped often for coffee. It finally stopped raining at approximately 11:37 (I had just checked my watch as we followed le Chemin du Roy into Neuville).
|One of many ancestral homes in Neuville|
|Your the proud owner of a lovely ancestral home with a magnificent view of the|
St Lawrence River and someone with questionable taste builds across the road.
|The house in question. Very difficult to capture |
how offensive this place looks.
Neuville was the first time that we felt as if we were in a different country. The main street is unusually narrow and lined on both sides with stone homes, many which are covered with 'crépi' giving them a solid white exterior. It was a pleasant and dry ride uphill through town. This place is well worth the detour, Wikipedia describes Neuville as 'picturesque' we could not agree more.
We stopped at the start of the 'Corridor du Littoral' and decided that we would make it to Laval University and get a room for the night. There are no campgrounds within easy distance so we opted for the roof over the head option. We got ourselves a tiny room with two beds and all our gear. We should have made a video of how we got everything into the room. We ran into a single female cyclist who was headed to Vancouver.
|Glad we ride wearing hiking shoes with no cleats. |
It was tough pushing the bicycles up hill
|La Cote de Cap Rouge...another walk up a nasty hill|
It was a tough day but we made it through okay. Looking forward to tomorrow with no rain and an easterly wind to start changing to a tail wind in the late afternoon.
Cyclists: La Route Verte and Chemin du Roy are well marked. The last camping we saw next to the route was Camping Legaré, just shy of Neuville (intersection of 138 and 365).
Those of you with a keen eye will figure out that we stopped at a Metro Plus near Laval University. We went in to buy lottery tickets. The beer and munchies will have to wait another 11 days.
44.18 miles - Total so far 320.25 miles