We had a leisurely start, getting away around 11:00 AM under clear blue skies. Perfect convertible weather.
The drive to Quebec City was uneventful, which is actually a very good thing. Because of the Labour Day weekend, hotels were fully booked, and we ended up staying in a western suburb. It was near the river, so we decided to walk into town through a series of parks. It was a lovely, if somewhat long (10 km – 6 mile) walk.
We approached the city on the same route that General Wolfe used when he captured the city from the French in 1759, so we had a little history lesson – and a bracing walk up a steep cliff. It was early evening so we walked around the city for a bit before dinner.
In the park we spotted an interesting piece of driftwood art.
Then it was dinner at the Three Brewers. It is a chain, with branches in Ottawa, but this one had a local seasonal special – a very unusual Milkshake IPA. It just might be the best beer I have ever tasted.
Then we walked around the old city and noticed that the Chateau Frontenac was decked out in rainbow colours.
We finished the evening by crashing a (free) concert featuring bands by native artists.
All in all an excellent start to our road trip. Next stop is Moncton.