The observant amongst you (if anyone is reading this and following the series) will have noticed that the last post didn’t get us to Quebec – but ended in Shediac.  That felt like a good place to end the last blog post.  Leaving Shediac (which is in New Brunswick) we headed a little way up the coast and had a stroll part way along La Dune de Bouctouche – a boardwalk and dunes that stretch out 9.7km – but we didn’t have time to do much of it.  But worth the stop!



And that was about the last stop for a very long way until we reached the St Lawrence at Riviere-du-Loup.  A comfort break at a tourist information center was useful in getting us some good tips on the best routes – and we stayed off the main road and kept closer to the St Lawrence.  An early dinner at a lucky find – the Bistro Cote Est in Kamouraska – well worth the diversion if you are in the area!  The view across the river is also one of my most viewed pictures on my Flickr account – not sure what makes it so special, but it was quite beautiful.



We had decided (or rather my navigator wife – who finds all the nest routes) to enter Quebec City from the water – so took a Ferry across from Levis.  Quite a few foot passengers – but just one car and a bike.  They were still very careful to make sure we parked exactly in the right place and between the lines.


The sun was just going down – so perfect timing for the crossing and a great way to get the first look at the older part of town.



Our home for the next two nights was the Hotel Manoir Victoria – and unable to get a table in their restaurant we wandered around the square to find Le Patriarche – with quite a small menu – but the food was excellent.  The walk out also gave us the opportunity to size up the breakfast options – with Paillard looking like the best option for the following morning – before our trip out to Montmorency Falls and a good long walk around the city.  But that is for another day…