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Quebec City to Montreal

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Day 45 Saturday 30 October – To Montreal

Checked-out of the Hotel and piled our stuff into David and Linda's car and set off to Montreal. Traffic is light and before long we are crossing the St Lawrence River and heading West. Along the way we passed a number of sales yards filled to overflowing with caravans, mobile homes and other Recreation vehicles. There must have been several hundred.

Another yard was filled with all manner of buses including the traditional School Buses. David thinks that this unsold stock is due to the general economic down-turn. The weather turns ordinary and there's a hint of snow in the air and sure enough we enter an area where there's evidence of recent snow. All along the route there are large grain silos and cropping land.

As we approach Montreal the amount of traffic increases and the number of main road intersections becomes quite bewildering. Linda manages again to find the way to our hotel without having to back-track or stop for directions. You'd have to have driven in Montreal to appreciate just how difficult that is.

We checked in and went for a walk in the freezing rain to pick up some essential items. We noticed a large number of bikes in a rack outside a subway station, they are obviously available for rent, I have no further information.

Too cold and wet to walk too far so went back to the hotel. Our room is actually a studio with a bedroom, bathroom and a living room with a kitchen. The style of accommodation you'd want if you were staying for a week. Very nice just for a day too.


Posted by greynomadm 17:29 Archived in Canada

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A Canadian grain silo - woot! Have always wanted to see one of them :-)

Glad that you're having an awesome time. The pics when you get home will be incredible!

Love you both heaps.

Nat and the gang

by DrTard

Melbourne has also established a bike hire but is caught up in helmet issues. People, especially tourists don't carry helmets in their backpack normally.

by mbessems

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