We decided to stay in Gaspe one more day to do some bike riding. It’s a lovely day. We headed out from the marina on a very nice bike trail that runs along the south shore of Gaspe Bay toward the hamlet of Haldimand. We went about 20 km, turning around at the salmon river called Riviere Saint-Jean. The bike path was terrific as you can see here.
Biking in Gaspe, Quebec
This big sign makes it very clear that this paved path is for bicycles and NOTHING else. Sorry dogs!
Running along the bike path is this old railroad line. We were told the town has plans to fix it up and bring back old style passenger trains for tourists to go between Gaspe and Perce, a tourist town nearby that we will pass tomorrow…with the famous hole in the rock.
Cari on a bridge made for the bike path along a very steep hillside down to the bay.
Along the bike path, and throughout this region you find large beech and fir trees like these.
Cari recognized Lorelei (in blue) from Saturday at the food store where she works and helped us. She and her mother, Judy Reeder and husband Dee were at the beach today. We visited and they shared with us some sea glass they had found along the shore at low tide. Such friendly people!
Dee stayed at their car. No climbing sand dunes for him today.
A nice touch at the Gaspe Marina, a rope and post hand railing going to the office.