Thursday was a very enjoyable day. The mileage was still over 120 km but we had opportunity to stop in Quebec City. Once Teresa was finished making sure all cyclists made it into old Quebec City, we wandered the cobblestone streets and enjoyed a meal and some ice-cream. Then a ferry ride across the St Lawrence River and another 65 km to finish the day.
The group has been enjoying the beautiful Quebec landscape, and the different flavour this province brings to Canada. Nearly everyone in the group does not speak French but through hand signals and the few words we are managing.
It has been windy, and then lovely flatter days of riding along the St Lawrence. The towns and villages scattered along the route show the economic downturn we have had. A number of businesses and homes posting for sale signs. In some ways poverty is never too far from where we are. We only need be observant to see where we can offer help.
One of the bikers stopped in at a dairy/vegetable/berry farm. He felt the spirit nudging him to stop there. He spoke with the farm manager and was given a tour. This farm employed people from Mexico and Guatemala. They also want to lift their staff out of poverty, so have an education program for them, to provide them with a hand up. Our rider then boldly mentioned that the pies they make would sure be a treat for the Se to Sea bikers and the manager donated enough pies so we could all have dessert! A treat for all of us.
Parc du Bic is a beautiful park with high ridges cutting through the landscape. Our Sunday morning service we also had communion together at our campsite. What a blessing to fellowship together in the name of Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. For safety. For health. This means so much to us.
Blessings, Teresa and Andrew