Hi David here (Jill typing!!)
Set off into the morning mist along side the water with towering cliffs to our left. Started to rain hard and I regretted that I hadn't got any waterproof trousers having dropped them while leaving Barbie's in Baddeck. Nancy was also feeling the dampness and 50 miles from our days start she just stopped near Mont St Pierre.
No spluttering, no complaining just dead nothing .
Luckily it had stopped raining. While Jill stood around offering helpful advice (:() the tank came off and connectors were checked. An electrical fault was present. After half an hour and storm clouds looming, there was a slight improvement but Nancy was only just firing in short bursts. Luckily I remembered passing a Yamaha garage and flagging a car down, negotiated Jill into the front seat to get help. Half a hour later the cavalry arrived and we were trailered back to the garage
Pierre and Dominic were wonderfully helpful, and eventually after four hours, a soaking wet plug was discovered by the starter motor in the depths of the engine. While having the facilities I changed all the oils, having done nearly 4000 miles since leaving Plymouth. Meanwhile Jill, had settled herself into a nearby Motel .
The following morning we set off complete with a set of new waterproofs for me courtesy of Pierre at half price
Eventually we arrived at Quebec City, found a camp-site which at $34 a night we decided was too expensive, and drove off into town where we found a Tourist Information who gave us another camp site address with a more reasonable price of $22, half a mile from the first one but 20 miles and an hour and a half through Quebec rush hour.
The weather by this time was sweltering, and neither Nancy nor we enjoyed the constant stop-start through the dense traffic.
The following day we drove into and walked all day around Quebec City
I planned our sight-seeing tour
And we headed off for the impressive Chateau Fontenac
The Observatoire de la Capitale from which we saw the city from 221 meters up on the 31st floor (well worth the $5. Here's a view of old Quebec City which is the only walled city remaining in North America and it is very quaint
And at ground level the old town
And the amazing Mural of Quebecers a fresco in the trompe-l'oeil style depicting 400 years of Quebec City history
The old part of Quebec City is really lovely. To justify our evening meal at Mike's Restaurant, we stayed until dark to see the City's artistic impression of the Northern Lights
On the way home by virtue of taking a wrong turn, we came across an explosive dance performance sponsored by Carrefour des Arts, on the steps of a church. So we had a bit of light entertainment on the way home
The following morning we packed up in lovely sunshine (things are looking up!!), and headed for Montreal to stay with Judee.
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