63.1 km - Total so far 742.8 km
The one day of rest really paid off and we were on the road by 7:22 am. We had a nice warm up climb out of La Malbaie and followed that with a more robust climb towards St-Fidèle. We new of the climbs at St-Fidèle having been there on a past Grand Tour in 2013. With the wind to our back, finally after nine days, we felt this would be a fun and challenging ride to St-Siméon and the ferry.
|A last look back at La Malbaie|
Having fun getting to the top of the climb,
nice and steady does it
|We took Hélène's bike out of the support vehicle to stage this picture (Ha!Ha!)|
It was a short ride to Saint-Siméon and a fun one. Yes we did have to work on those hill climbs but a good tail wind of 15 km/h actually made it very enjoyable. There is a wide shoulder as you can see in the picture above and most vehicles changed lanes to remain far away from us. Once in a while a large truck would come along side us but at relatively low speed as they to had to climb the hill.
|A very confusing sign. We are have been heading EAST for the last |
11 days, yet the sign says "WEST". What to do?
|Very low clouds moving over the Saint Lawrence towards the Charlevoix shores|
|Seabirds along side|
|Steaming away from Saint-Siméon towards Rivière-du-Loup|
|Home at Camping du Quai, Rivière-du-Loup|
39.21 miles - Total so far 461.55 miles