|Sunday, July 19: Woke up to a late clock. The hotel clock said 8:30 AM. I looked at my watch and it said 7:30 AM. After consulting the map, I found out that we were in the Atlantic Time Zone. That’s a first! We hussled to eat and pack and get going before so we are not charged another day. Jeff was nice to give the bikes a wipe before we rode on a nice sunny and windy day. The ride to Gaspe was windy and cold. Winds slapped our bikes all over the lane when we were near the water and we had our hands full the whole ride.
I was anxious to finally visit the B&B in Gaspe, Quebec. Jeff has talked about this B&B for the last seven years. Only one U-turn and he found it. It is officially called,”Auberge Une Ferme en Gaspesie in Metis-Sur-Mer. The farmhouse is darling, set back off a gravel road with horses in the meadow. The wind farm is a rather new addition to the area planted three years ago. The hosts, Stephanie and Mathieu, had dinner for us at 7:30 PM. This was a lovely meal complete with a lucious desert. Another lady guest, Katerina, was preparing to take a week’s ride on a real horse for 200 km. in the area with a local horseman. Pierre. She is from Switzerland and spoke excellent English. I hope she has good weather also.
Monday, July 20: A quick breakfast, le petit dejeuner (one crepe), and we were on our way out of Quebec province and into New Brunswick, the Atlantic Time Zone again! We stopped for another breakfast in Amqui, where I got to use my French. No English here! We continued on Rt. 11 E until we took a turn to the south, on Rt. 8. Jeff later told me that he considered this leg rather boring. I disagreed. Every other mile I read, ”Moose Crossing”. Those signs alone kept me on high alert for these giant animals. My eyes were worn out by the time we stopped.
We arrived in Miramichi in time to get to the Harley Dealer so I could buy a mask that I had misplaced (or left in a hotel, ugh!). We were recommended by the concierge to walk to a local restaurant that had a great reputation. I could not eat my Cesear salad due to too much dressing. I am looking forward to having the PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels.