Canada tour - Day 4 - Wilno, Ontario to Davidson, Quebec
This was an odd but fun 69-mile day. Because of a mistake on the cue sheet, we lost
Pat on the first turn (she was a bit behind us and didn't see us
turn at the less-than-obvious cue point).
I felt bad about it, because I was the team member nearest to her,
and so I tried to make up for it by buying her a drink at the end
of the day. At the time, I thought I should stop and check to see
if she was following. I gotta work on those teamwork reflexes.
The morning was rainy, which didn't slow us down too much. Nick
joined us for most of the ride.
Around lunch time, we hit a Tim Horton's coffee shop (after having gotten
lost again--another cue sheet error). The coffee and a donut made
for good rainy-day comfort food. Debi wanted to hit a nearby
Italian restaurant for a real lunch and we relented. This turned out
great, as the sun came out. We took over the
restaurant's outdoor seating, which gave a chance to warm up
and dry out.
At the restaurant. Lots of fellow riders joined in for lunch and we
rearranged the furniture and umbrellas at will.
Nick and Amy.
Debi strikes a pose.
Crazy John (photo from Dave's camera).
The rest of the ride was straightforward. The best part was the
cycloparc, an unpaved but smooth rail-trail along the Ottawa River.
We took some shots of this day's gang of four (Dave, Debi, Nick and
Welcome to Quebec
Action shot of me and my bike (from Dave's camera)
Thursday's team picture, with Nick filling in for the missing Pat.
Cycloparc trail, Jonathan, river. The cycloparc has some rough spots, but the
section we rode was very smooth.
When we got back, we heard about Pat's adventure with Tom, Chickie, and some other folks who had also taken the wrong turn. The setting, a hostel
that is a favorite of white-water rafters, was quite beautiful,
though the sleeping accommodations were rather cramped.
Ottawa River sunset.
Canada Tour / Jonathan Krall / revised September 2005