August 28th, 2005 8th of 16 days - in Quebec
We've been here before! Execept last time, there was about 3 feet of snow on the
ground. Don't you like those places where can enjoy the Holiday like scenery in winter and
then come back the next summer to discover a whole new panorama?
For time being, it's rather quiet out here. But during summer vacation time, especially on
weekends, you should make a reservation a few weeks before driving up here.
Hauling our camping gear gives us the freedom to camp wherever, whenever we see a
beautiful spot without having to show up for scheduled reservations at motels or whatever.
But, every now and then, a hot shower, a good meal prepared for us lures us towards a
Of course, our freedom has it's limits: Private property and fuel. Finding gas every 3
days or so is a must. Today, the campgrounds marina is where we fill up.
Honey! Where's my toothbrush?? Think we brought too much junk?
Look all around us, it's nice everywhere.
||La Pointe à David
Our campsite is right in the narrowest part of the peninsula.
- Outdoor activities:
Besides fishing, you can enjoy:
A huge windsurfing area
Miles of beaches to discover
Sea kayaking, waterskiing
Personnal watercraft, canoeing...
Hello Moe & Jo!
While taking a break near a lake (of course!) a gentleman (Moe~60) comes to ask us:
"You go fishin'?"
"Nope, we just ride in the area"
We can see his quad in the background but, more importantly, we see a woman (Jo~30) lying
on her back, on the ground. Moe says that Jo is'nt in such a great shape today(read: she's
had too much to drink).
He says he'd like to go back home and send Jo to some center where somebody could take
care of her (read: he's sick of it...). But Jo can't make it up on the quad (re: too drunk
to stand up...), so he asks us if we could help him put her on the quad..."Sure, why
First, we've got to put her shoes back on. Even before that, we've got to find
them!...O.K. We found the shoes, now, have you ever tried to put shoes on someone who's
sleeping? Ackward, to say the least...
10 min. later, we're done with the shoes! Now, to get up up on the quad...Marc takes
one leg, France takes the other and Moe grabs Jo by the shoulders.
1,2,3, go...She's on it all right! She,s all over the quad!
Moe's happy. He thanks us and opens a little cold one for the road, and off they go.
Like he kept saying: "Life can be tough, sometimes..."
Was kinda funny, you just never know who you'll run into. Gobye Moe & Jo!
Noises: cars -people passing by
Looks: from curious fellows
Bathing: hot shower
We like: services, food, fuel, laundromat, etc..
Risks: to get stuff stolen...
Cost: $20 to "30
Noises: Birds, mice, branches in the wind
Looks: From animals
Bathing: in lakes and rivers, cold water
We like: the feeling of living in the wild
Risks: to be eaten...
A good swim in the cool waters of the lake and then, a hot water shower at the
campground...the best of both world!
(guess who wrote that part...)
|TRICKS AND INFOS
A lot of people suggested that we should'nt use a trailer. They said they were nothing
They break, they weigh a lot and they make the quad a lot harder to manoeuver.
But, since Marc can't take NO for an answer and since there was nothing similar
available on the market, he built a
trailer according to our specific needs.
- as light as possible
- as strong as possible (it'll get shaken pretty bad)
- high loading capacity
- smooth riding independent suspension: a must (regular trailers would litterally destroy
- manoeuvrability: it must be the same width as the quad to follw in the same tracks
(better in narrow muddy, rocky trails)
- must have same size wheel and tires then both quads (the spare tires and wheel should
fit on any wheel of both the quads or trailer)
Going down Devil's mountain was O.K.
The trail to "La pointe à David" reminded me of the whoops
section on a motocross track...for miles...
- 58 miles today
- 1st time we have to pay to camp: $ 25
- total food to date: $228
- total gas to date: $247
- total resto to date: $87
- total miles to date: 534
Bread and juice (too windy to use the stove)
Lunch: Salami + cucomber + cheese + chips
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