Not far today at all as yesterday I did more km than I needed to to find a room. Had a nice meal last night and met some fellow bikers so sat with them for a while. They are interest as would like to cross Canada to
So another nice cycle day but a very short one. Booked two nights at the hostel and needed the bike tyre sorted. The ride into town was uneventful but lovely scenery as always. Passed through a small town of Notre dame Portage which was really nice and hugs the coastline rivière is actually quite hilly so look forward to leaving not!!!!!
I arrived in town at about 10.30 and went to the tourist info to get map of my next bit of the journey which should be off the highway down a cycle trail well technically speaking up a cycle trail 4% gradient to begin with and I believe that takes me all the way to Edmundston which means into New Brunswick a new province. Whilst at the info centre I managed to book a sight seeing trip on a boat out to see if I can see some whales tomorrow so looking forward to that.
It was then onto the bike shop to see about my rear tyre. I thought it needed looking at to make sure it doesn’t have a wire that I couldn’t find sticking into my inner tube. The owner didn’t speak English but we managed some how to explain the problem he was very helpful and I was going to buy a new tyre but all he had was a continental city tyre which I was concerned about. In the end he took my tyre off checked the inner and could find nothing wrong with it and advised it was a better one than the one he was offering so we put a new inner tube in and he stated I should pump the tyres up regularly so only cost me 13.00 $ for inner tube and his time nice one and highly recommended to any other cyclist Hobby Cycle Inc. downtown thanks.
I went to the hostel which is downtown it’s really nice and friendly and asked as I shouldnt book in till 1400. Could I store my gear. I did so then was going off to shop for food when she said my room was ready so in by mid day.
I love it when a plan comes together a good day so far catching up on chores I repacked my bags ditched some stuff so the weight is spread more evenly,washing and contacting family and of course eating when I get around to cooking tonight. I have even went out and got a cheeky little French bottle of wine to go with my chicken pasta and some smelly French cheese to finish with. God I know how to live it up at a hostel. Bon Appetite! Oh and I have selected the bottom bunk in my room for 4 but as yet I’m Billy no mates.
So looking forward to a lie in tomorrow followed by my boat trip. I must go and cook, or will I have a glass of wine first oh sod it lets start off with a drink first out on the patio.