Tuesday, 25 August 2009
cycling to gatineau parc
We hired bikes.
It is four + years since I have been on a bike, and I am a nervy rider. But we hired them anyway, and headed towards Gatineau Parc, and I loved it (hence the very cheesy grin!).
We did make some classic mistakes though - like thinking if a sign says 'pink lake' it means 'this is the most direct and straightforward route to pink lake' instead of 'this is the twisty, mountain bike suitable route which will take you an extra 2 hours because you will have to push your delicate little hire bikes through the mosquito ridden woods'. A simple mistake to make. Thankfully the lake was worth it..
and we ate our sandwiches and spotted terrapins swim by, along with some prehistoric looking tadpoles.
All followed by a brisk ride back along the nice tarmacked path, home to a nice cuppa - and to nurse the 14 mosquito bites on my shoulders.