Day 1: Saturday, 28 August 2010
We set off bright and early, meeting in Essex, VT, at 7am. Jason, Roman, and I headed up to Derby, VT, to meet up with Martin, who'd started his trip the previous day and ridden as far as southern Vermont.
We stopped off for gas...
Then rode over to the arranged meeting spot to pick up Martin.
From there we crossed the border into Quebec and took back roads past Sherbrooke.
Approaching Thetford Mines, we got into some heavy rain, but it cleared up eventually. By the time we'd passed Quebec City and were on Rt 138 heading northeast, it was beautiful out again.
We reached the Saguenay fjord and boarded the free ferry. Here's Jason and Martin; in the background are some unrelated riders we'd end up following through the twisties later on.
The Saguenay area is beautiful.
On the other side of the fjord, we followed those other guys for a little while...
...then turned off at Camping Paradis Marin and set up camp.
And Martin and I grilled steaks for dinner.
Stats for the day:
Track for the day (fully interactive -- zoom in as much as you like; also note that using the toggle menu in the upper right-hand corner, you can change the type of map that's displayed):