Saturday, 16 June 2012

August 12th-15th, 2010 pt.1

This morning we had breakfast with Bumblebee1 and his wife Chantel, thanked them for their hospitality, and made our way towards Quebec City.  I can barely remember the last time I was in Quebec City; it was on a school trip in grade 7. 

Last year we went on vacation in Cuba and had met a group of fun loving people from Quebec.  We had contacted Denis & Isabelle and asked them if it was ok for us to drop by.  They were delighted to hear from us and told us to come by anytime.  We decided it would be best to drop by tomorrow being a Friday and all.  To kill time, we rode around Quebec City to get a feel for the place.

The day was very hot and very busy with tourists

Inside the fortified city walls, Quebec is one of the oldest cities in North America.  We learned later on that motorcycles aren’t allowed within the city walls because of unwanted noise and possibly in response to the emergence of biker gangs back in the 70’s. 

Looking at this picture, we could be somewhere in France for all we know.  Can you tell the difference? 

Chateau Frontenac, a national historic site of Canada

Not knowing where to camp for the night, we rode north to the outskirts of the city to see what we could find.  We stopped to have dinner and discussed possible options. 

This picture is taken the next morning, but we ended up camping in the back of this fire hall in Stoneham et Tewkesbury under the cloak of night.

Shhhhh don’t tell anyone. 

212 km

Old Quebec City.

No bikes within city walls.

Oops.  Missed the memo.  

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