How sweet to have a cartoon character helping me along the road by reminding drivers to share it with me.
It is a challenge to draw myself away from my peaceful campsite along the river in the morning. But the road beckons and there are some historic villages to pass through today. They include the village of Kamouraska, the setting of the novel and movie of the same name and it has the reputation of being one of the twenty most beautiful villages in Quebec.
I am having some cycling love affairs with rivers. First the Ottawa now the St Lawrence. In each case there are either dedicated bike paths or lightly travelled roads that hug the shore. Such a peaceful way to cross the continent, following one river then another.
Here are some images as I approach Kamouraska.
I find lunch at a cafe along the river in Kamouraska.
I keep pedaling along La Route Verte, which is essentially Route 132, all the way to Rivière du Loup. Here I find a campground and a meal. This time deep in the woods with no view of the river.
Stats – for Monday 30 July 2012
Start: Port Joli
Finish: Rivière du Loup
Distance: 97 km
Time on Bike: 4 hrs 49 min
Average Speed: 20.1 km/hr
Distance to Date: 6,478 km