Travel Blogs from Montreal
... behind on schedule, but good to go! At least that is what we thought… After only 200 meters the cars behind us started flashing and when I jumped out at one of the stopping lights to check which bag was hanging out of the back of the car, I noticed that we were in bigger trouble. Our tire had probably hit a rock that was hidden in the snow and it was as flat as could be. One of the guys had some experience with changing tires and was able to replace the flat ...
... the lady on reception and she was very sympathetic and said the guy who cleared out the fridge would be in at 4pm. She would mention it to him and we could speak to him later to find out what happened. We were annoyed as we had around $20 CAD worth of food in there and more than that, it meant we had to go shopping again! Despite being annoyed we were nice with the lady and just wanted to talk to the guy to find out what happened.
So we went ...
Despite the fatigue I found it very difficult to go to sleep last night. When I did I would've missed breakfast if it wasn't for someone else's alarm, and even though I still managed to drop off for another half an hour and had to really force myself to get up. Due to booking issues the hostel asked if I could move rooms. That meant checking out and checking back in later today. No problem. I packed and headed out. The main place to hit today ...
... and 35km of flat and relaxed riding I was completely stuffed. Eleanor was fine. Maybe she should take up riding?
We decided to walk over towards 'old Montreal’. We walked through the industrial area of the working port and there were some absolutely massive grain silos, many operational, but the biggest ones were abandoned. As we got closer to old Montreal things started changing from ‘derelict industrial’ to ‘trendy industrial.’ There was ...
... when you walk on it is crunchy
Very often the temperature will drop a little more usually -10 C to -15 C
Very sunny and bright
The snow is usually much heavier and icy. When you walk on packed snow it feels like ice and when you walk on it, it makes a squeaking sound.
0 C to -3
It gets milder, the winds drop and the snow becomes soft again until the next snow storm.
This snow is wet, ...