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... who had recently moved to Montreal. Dave & Ron used to work together at the shipyard & brewery.
Montreal is a city on an island in the St Lawrence River so we were able to cycle the "Old Port" area and part of the Lachine Canal. We are so glad we bought the bikes with us because it's the best way to explore.
... we were there. Nadine phoned the B&B to advise that we would not be arriving until at least 2.30 pm.
We finally arrived at Angelica’s around 3 pm. After unpacking and parking the RV at the neighbour’s, we set out to explore Old Montreal. We walked down to the harbour and soaked in the atmosphere of the Old City, before continuing on to see the newer part of the city.
... and the old velodrome has become the Biodome, an indoor kind of zoo. There is also a large tower on top of the stadium, which wasn't finished in time for the Olympic games. It's the tallest leaning tower in the world, and it leans at an angle of 45°. I went up this tower in a funicular lift to see a view of the entire city. The moment I saw the skyscrapers in the downtown part of Montreal, I could not wait to get the chance to explore it! On Monday ...
We left getting the bus to Montreal a bit fine, we had to sprint through the whole of South Station to get there on time (Im blaming Will, because I wanted to leave the hostel much earlier than what we did). But oh well, we got there fine.
Sleeping on the bus was pretty difficult though. Probably got a maximum of 3 hours in, if that. Customs went fine and so we were in Montreal! Its much more French that I was expecting, but nearly ...
... get my barings. I guess the fact that the tower is slightly out of the centre of things helps. Next stop should be the Biodome which sounds fascinating - an exploration of the planets ecological zones with relevant exhibits and animals. However, it's closed as the workers on strike...how very french. I had spotted a cinema not too far away so decide to spend my afternoon there instead, enjoying the air-conditioning at the very least. However, ALL the films are in ...