2010 Race 2 Finish travel blog

heading south from Chibougamau



these transmission towers look fragile but they must hold up



rain is never far away



but it doesn't last long

this was actually a scary little detour down almost into the creek

another lake

another cut through the rocks

another bridge

another stretch of road - but this one is the home stretch

and we're safe and sound in our Lebel-sur-Quevillon campground

did I say 'safe'?

this is a beautiful lake - and somewhere on that beach over...


more rain in the distance




by the time we got to the beach Joannie was gone

nothing left but a few guys drinking beer ('all we have is...

and the usual list of things you cannot do at this beach!

We almost get to see an ice skater on the beach!

Friday afternoon

At Chibougamau we turned onto Highway 113, a road that goes from west to south and will take you half way to Ottawa if you let it. We drove another 150 miles to the town of Lebel-sur-Quevillon where we stopped for the night at a municipal campground. The park is on a lake and it has a nice beach. Canadian ice skater Joannie Rochette was at the park, filming a television show down at the beach. By the time we parked and walked back to the beach she was gone, and the TV crews were getting ready to leave. Joannie won a bronze medal in the Vancouver Olympics and she is a big celebrity in Canada. She lives in Quebec.

We went back to camp and spent the evening trying to decide how many map-inches we want to travel tomorrow. The back country is not so mysterious when you get here!

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