Day 1 and 2, Perth and Ottawa
AirBNB in Perth: "I liked Garry's treasured map of Old Canada"
A recent 1,700 kilometre-long motorcycle trip - to connect with my older son David, member of (cycling) Team Steffie - took me to Perth and Ottawa and a few other memorable places before arriving in Mont Tremblant QUE. I packed light (a pair of pants, can of ravioli and camera) and noticed a few things along the way that I really liked and made my week-long trip a standout.
"I stretch my legs during a walk-about in Ottawa"
"The magnificent Alexandra Bridge leads to Gatineau QUE"
During Days 1 and 2 I only connected with David via email. Day 1 opportunities to say hello to one another were literally washed out by tonnes of treacherous rain and travel, and on Day 2 we travelled by different routes. He recalls his push to Montebello with excitement and I recall a day well-spent in Ottawa chasing memorable moments under threatening skies. A stop at Chez Lucien on Murray St. near Dalhousie did not hurt one bit.
"I'm on Sussex Drive next to 'gordon harrison art gallery'"
"Lost? No. I can find my way home from Majors Hill Park"
"Home is where The Jail Hostel is, on 75 Nicholas"
When I travel to Quebec in the future I will do some things the same, others differently. For example, I won't pass through Perth during a flood. I will book a private room at The Jail Hostel next time, but still make time for a short stop at the cozy Chez Lucien.
Link to Team Steffie Climbs 2