0 km - Total so far 1,836.40 kmRWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15356494 (done on scooters)
Relive: No relive today
The plan for this first day of our vacation (within our vacation) was to pick-up two scooters and ride as much as we could of the two south islands. After a quick run through of the two scooter, the owner watched us as we practiced in the parking lot before heading out on our own. It was recommended that we ride side roads to get comfortable before we get on Hwy 199.
|Waiting to leave to pickup the scooters. Far behind me is l'Ile d'Entrée|
|The lady doll in the picture is 'Germaine' who marries often|
but has yet to keep a husband.
|A view of the wharf from the tea room.|
|Hélène rides the red scooter. In the distance, a lighthouse (Cap-Alright) on |
the southern tip of l'Ile du Havre Aubert
|La Grave with an ocean view|
|La Grave with a store front view|
|Yet another view of La Grave|
|A well built catapult and as best as I can gather, still in working condition.|
|Just past the yellow sign is the panel indicating the end of |
Hwy 199 South
We saw quite a few cyclists pedaling on the route with us. Had we driven here that is something we would most certainly have done. Anyone who bicycles here has to sooner or later deal with serious headwinds. The winds are forecasted to be steady at 38 kp/h tomorrow. According to the locals that is just a breeze.
Hélène was asked when we checked in at the campground office, where our car was: 'Well, it is at home in the garage!'
We are so much taken by les Iles de la Madeleine with its incredible scenery and very warm and friendly people. We understand that the Madelinots can tell when speaking to each other from which of the islands' they are from. I think that is pretty amazing considering the size of the place.
The forecast for tomorrow is nasty so we will conclude our tour of the islands in a rental car. We should be able to show you the road sign indicating the end of Hwy 199 North in our next blog.
0 miles - Total so far 1,141.68 miles