July 20 – St. Hubert to Quebec City

Quebec is another big province so this leg was all within Quebec.

There were thunderstorms in the area and along our planned route so our departure was delayed to allow them to move on. We stayed low along the Saint Lawrence River and could see the many farm fields that were long and narrow, initially laid out that way to give each farmer access to the river.

The airport at Quebec is one big construction site. The main runway is closed for maintenance and repair. For overnight parking we taxied to AVJet, an upscale FBO with excellent service.

By chance we met up with two men who are flying a Robinson R44 helicopter around the world. We had previously met them a couple of months ago on the other side of the continent. We were parked at customs at the Bellingham, Washington airport and the landed and were parked next to us. We shared stories of what they were doing and what we planned to do but never guessed that we would meet up again at an airport many, many miles away.

Quebec City is a very special place in Canada. Some of the buildings are well over 400 years old. We enjoyed our dinner in one such place.

The evening was nice and warm but the sky was overcast and quite ominous so we went for a walk around the city knowing that we might get a little wet and have to take shelter. 

By now the sun was down starting to cool, however, seeing the silhouette Samuel de Champlain assured us that he was still watching over the city and the “New Lands” and all was well.

Sure enough, the rain came and we thought it would be a good time to stroll through the Chateau Frontenac. 

The hotel has an interesting elevated wine cellar at the main floor restaurant. I’m sure there is a much larger wine cellar a few floors below.

I was wondering if soon we might see a little person riding a tricycle.

2 thoughts on “July 20 – St. Hubert to Quebec City”

  1. Hi Bob & Val – you must be having the time of your lives – we’re so happy for you. Things are going good here – its been hot & dry forever but we’re not complaining. Thinking of you always – Bob & Lieda

  2. Hi Bob and Val, we have been thinking of you and your travels in July. Ken and Gerry are back from OshKosh and had a fun time. Gerry as like a “kid in a candy store”., as you can imagine.
    Travel safe. we are all healthy and happy. Cheers, K and BJ

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