Last Sunday I decided to go on a ride around on the Quebec side, I hopped on the 20 (TCH) and headed over. Once on the other side of the river I picked a Boulevard at random and drove down to explore! It was St. Louis. I drove along that one for a while, deeking in and out of sidestreets, generally having a look around. Eventually I opted to get on Boulevard St. Anne (seeing a 'holy' trend going here?) and proceeded East. This turned into the shore road up to Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre. I went as far as the bridge over to Isles d' Orleans and decided to do the loop around. Once taking the bridge I got out and took a shot upriver towards Quebec.
Today, this Sunday, after work I headed east down the South shore towards Riverire du Loup[ but did not go all the way there. I stopped at the termination of route 132 about 120km from Levis. Along the way I stopped at a roadside lookout and took a couple of pics of the North Shore. The lookout was closed but I walked out over the icy snow.
This one is looking west and shows that there's been a lot of ice breakup recently. It's all really dirty (with Montreal's sewer outpour perhaps?!)
this lookout is about an hour's drive east of Levis and you can really notice the river widening here as it approaches the mouth of the St. Lawrence...and also the dirty ice again. There's a ski hill on the other side but I'm not sure which one. Mont St. Anne is further west. All in all, the drives have been interesting, lots of tiny villages, farms, and stone churches. Also, the speed limit is 90kph through most everywhere! It feels like a road rally along narrow winding highways!
As you can see the weather has been good lately! Cold is still hanging on though. Below zero, but showing signs of improvement.