106.7 km - Total so far 955.60 km
Our day can be summed up as follows: one third of the ride under sunny skies, one third under cloudy skies and the last one third, in the rain!
Our day was a lot more fun than the above would lead you to conclude. For most of the first third, we were either near the shore line on a bicycle path or on a very quiet road with little traffic. We did not have to get on Hwy 132 until kilometre 32. The terrain was flat and with a tail wind we were in Ste-Flavie in no time at all. In Ste-Flavie we turned right and headed inland again on Hwy 132.
|'La Promenade de la mer' in Rimouski. Pedestrians are closest to the water. |
As the bicycle path nears the boulevard, a barrier protects path users.
|There are two of these viewing stand on La Promenade de la Mer|
The post on the left of the far stand indicates whether the tide is rising or falling.
|Black ducks bobbing in the water having breakfast|
|Quiet road part of La Route des Navigateurs|
|The Church in Sainte-Luce. There is a board walk lined with |
sculptures, very impressive.
|The church in St Moise. Dark skies as we had them during |
the middle third of our ride.
The real interesting bit is the Cenotaph next to the howitzer. The Cenotaph was a memorial to those who fought and died in World War One and given by the John Fenderson Company and the mother of Joseph Keable VC MM. a member of the 22nd Battalion (now the Royal 22e Régiment). To read the full citation for Corporal Keable, click here. The Cenotaph was updated with the names of Sayabec residents who were killed in action in the Second World War and Korea.
|The Cenotaph in Sayabec.|
66.30 miles - Total so far 593.78 miles