And so, as all good things come to an end, it was time to leave. Rick packed up his bike and we bid farewell to Guitta and our B&B.
Then a short walk to the train station. Downhill, thank goodness, though when dragging luggage, that isn't quite as easy as it seems!
We had to arrive early so Rick could check his bike but that gave us some time so we enjoyed a few quiet moments by the lovely fountain outside. Take a look at that sky. Figures. The day you leave, the sun is out full force!
Our destination? Montreal. We were taking the train to Toronto (I was going on to London) and due to connections we'd have an overnight. We arrived several hours later and were ravenous, not having eaten since Guitta fed us so well that morning. We found a fabulous restaurant called Industria next door to our hotel that is worth mentioning.
Rick had the orichette, I had the pizza Calbrese (and we shared). Both were outstanding!
Then our room at the Alt Hotel -- with its fabulous view.
The next morning it was the train to Toronto. We no sooner arrived that Rick changed into his bike clothes and was off on his bike to meet me and Suzanne later part way to London.
on the other hand, found myself in a great city with about an hour to
spare on the day of the eclipse! The sun was bright as could be and we
saw no shadow overtake it, but the bellhop at the Royal York, across
from the train station, gave me a glimpse through his special glasses.
It was remarkable. But I couldn't keep his glasses, so I did the next
best thing. I took shelter in the Royal York.
Think about it. Sit in a train lobby for an hour or sit here? After all, I was in good company!
Yes, I thought so!
is celebrating 150 years (although that's the British 150; the French
might have something to say about that!) They are encouraging tourism
and I recommend it too!
The rest of the story is cut and dried -- a solo train jaunt for me, reuniting with my wonderful friend in London and hopping in the car to get Rick at our meeting point. More or less. It would be home the next day.
There's one more post in this series -- travel tips. While they are especially useful if you're headed to Quebec, you'll find they may well apply to other destinations, too!
Miss anything -- here are links to Day One (Arrival) / Our terrific B&B / Day Two, Morning / Day Two, Afternoon / Day Three / Three Churches / The Murals /
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