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Day 2: Quebec City to Riviere-Oulle…by bike!

06.08.2017 Sunday

My first fully biking day 😀 Of course…it was raining! I woke up very early, repacked panniers (in order to get a better balance) and started biking 🙂  I had a great opportunity to see Quebec City. For sure I will visit this place once again as I didn’t have time to enjoy its beauty. I am dreaming to see the IceHotel which is built every winter! However, I was able a taste of these crazy steep hills there, thankfully I was going downhill 😉

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I took a ferry to cross St Lawrance River and get to the east coast of Quebec. I found there, a few km’s long, enjoyable bike path…and started cycling…and stopping every kilometer to take off the next layer of my clothes 😛 Right away I saw gorgeous landscape emerging on the horizon. I was enchanted of this view. For the first time, I have understood the beauty of Quebec Province! It was the beginning of understandability. I think I even saw the Montmorency Waterfall on the horizon which is highest than Niagara Fall! It was an easy day for biking as I got a very heavy tail wind. Strong enough to pick my hat up and drop to the river 🙂 It was the first thing I lost…but the list of lost stuff is much much longer,  I will present it in the separate post 😉 This day was very stressful, alone on the road on fully loaded bike and staying on a campsite in a small tent only with my mind which usually creates a tonne of strange thought and scenarios after watching all of this ghost movies and horrors 😉 I can say, this kind of stress was a totally new experience for me.  I am very familiar with pre-exam stress but pre-vacation one…seems to be different. The cycling was really pleasant,  I was pedaling even 40 km/h…Somehow I was not aware that the wind pushes me so much. I was thinking…oh I am a so good cyclist… but the phenomena was explained when I changed the direction while I was going to the campsite and speed dropped to 10 km/h 😛 I decided to stay overnight at Riviere-Ouelle Campground, which proved to be really nice. They have a bike discount which is rare. I have to mention that campsites in Canda are really expensive. Usually, I had to pay the same rate as big campers, unfortunately 😦  The campsite was very big with swimming pool and beach where people admire the amazing sunset… I got a cozy spot close to the office that I could feel safe ;P Already on the first day my scheme of the evening action has been established. I set up the tent and had a dinner before a sunset. All my stuff was packed up to the tent or panniers which I usually left attached to the bike (for two reasons: to make thieve’s job harder or in the case of heavy rain in a morning  I was able to pack a tent quickly and start biking). My good organization surprises even me 😉

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Pierwszy dzien na w pelni obladowanym rowerze 🙂 Oczywiscie! Deszcz! Deszczu obawialam sie najbardziej….ale jak to mowia…do wszystkiego mozna przywyknac 😉 Obudzilam sie wczesnie rano, przepakowalam paniery (na poczatku nie pamiatalam, ze powinny wazyc tyle samo 😉 ) i ruszylam w droge. Qebec City okazalo sie przepieknym miastem i na pewno tam wroce, zeby odkryc wszystkie malenkie uliczki oraz lodowy hotel budowany kazdej zimy o czym marze od zeszlego roku 🙂  Rzeke Swietego Wawrzynca przekroczylam malym promem wyposazonym w stojaki rowerowe. Na drugim brzegu znalazlam dogodna sciezke rowerowa i ruszylam na przod…co chwila zatrzymujac sie zeby zdjac kolejna warstwe ubran 😉 Juz po chwili na choryzoncie ukazaly sie kebeckie gory, niesamowity widok. Mysle, ze nawet daleko na horyzoncie widzialam Wodospad Monmorency, ktory jest wyzszy od Wodospadu Niagara. Wlasnie w tym momencie zrozumialam dlczego wszyscy twierdza, ze Quebec jest taki piekny. Trudno to pojac mieszkajac w Gtineau, ktore jest malym i raczej nieurokliwym miasteczkiem. Caly dzien byl niezwykle przyjemny, pedalowalam wzdloz rzeki, a majac tylni wiatr pedzilam czasem nawet 40 km/h 🙂 Nie czulam tego wiatru, myslac, ze jestem taka dobra w tym pedalowaniu 😉 Wieczoram podazajac juz na pole namiotowe musialam zmienic kieruenk jazdy…wtedy moja predkosc spadla do 10 km/h…wiec juz wszystko bylo jasne 😀 Na noc postanowilam zatrzymac sie na kempingu w Rivierie-Oulle. Okazal sie bardzo przyjemnym miejscem z przpiekna plaza, na ktorej wszyscy zbieraja sie wieczorem, aby wspolnie podziwiac zachod slonca. Byl to jeden w dwoch kempingow w trakcie calej mojej podrozy, ktore posiadaly znizke dla rowerowa. W wiekszosci musialam pacic taka sama stawke jak wielkie kampery, co wydaje mi sie niezrozumiale, szczeglnie, ze kanadyjskie kempingi sa naprawde drogie, a ja mialam jedynie malenki namiot. Obsluga pola byla bardzo mila i przydzilila mi miejsce bliko biura, co bylo super wygodne i moglam czuc sie bezpiecznie 🙂 Juz piwerszego dnia ustalilam caly porzadek dnia, pakowania i rozkladania namiotu. Przed zachodem slonca, bylam juz po kolacji, wszystk bylo wpakowane do namiotu albo do panierow, ktore zastawialam przypiete do roweru: zeby utrudnic ewentualna kradziez lub w razie deszczu moc szybko spakowac namiot i ruszyc rano w droge. Kubek goracej herbaty towarzyszyl mi przy zachodzie slonca. Pozniej jeszcze tylko prysznic i lulu 🙂 Codziennie ten sam schemat co bylo zaskoczeniem nawet dla mnie samej 🙂