Sunday 22nd May
“Is it time to get up now?” asks Micha. This seems unlikely, as it is still pitch black in the tent. “Let me check,… no, it’s only quarter past 2.” Sigh. Not much sleep was had.
On the plus side, it did mean we were up early and had packed up and left by 7:30am. Possibly a new record? But we did have a long way to go today, as we wanted to make up for the time lost yesterday.
We make pretty good time and reach Saint-Cesaire for some coffee and tea.
Next stop is Granby! Only 23km and then we can have a proper brunch!
As the morning progresses, the weather gets nicer and nicer. The clouds slowly give way to a nice blue sky. And better yet, we manage to find a cycle path heading in the right direction! I think this is the path we were meant to be on yesterday! This is much nicer than cycling down the hard shoulder of a duel carriageway.
We reach Granby by 11am and stop for brunch. I go for the brioche and fruit. With a generous serving of maple syrup. We are in Canada after all.
We headed off, continuing along the cycle path, and were surprised to find a turtle crossing the road. Quite a big fella too!
That was pretty much the highlight of the afternoon, as the rest of the time was spent cycling a long way in more or less a straight line to Ayer’s Cliff via Magog.
As we get close to the campsite, we stumble across a pub (diner?). The local stuff appears to be called Moosehead!
We get to the campsite in good time. Over 70 miles in one day! That’s a lot lot longer than anything I’ve done before. I wonder how my legs will feel tomorrow. Hmmm.