Saturday, June 23, 2012
It's a Circus Around Here!!
Montreal is a delightful city. We've been exploring by bike (both our boat bikes and the rental Bixi bikes that you can pick up and return all over the city), walking miles, some dinghying to look at other boats and eating interesting food. The friends with us brought their copy of the Lonely Planet guide so we had a quest to eat lunch at Schwartz's, the origin of the famous Montreal smoked meat and today we walked to the open 24 hour a day best poutine restaurant for brunch. Poutine is a dish of French fries with cheese curds (not fried) covered with gravy - quite the regional dish.
We hit a few museums, read entries from the walking tour guides as we wandered, and now know where the big IGA grocery store is for adding to the larder on the boat. It was very hot for the past few days, but has now cooled off.
The Cirque du Soleil is based in Montreal and they have a tent set up right by the marina with a new show, Amaluna. We got tickets and went last night - what an amazing group of performers!
Tomorrow we'll take off early and head to Trois-Rivieres, which is half way to Quebec City. We'll probably anchor out and then catch the tide the next day to go the rest of the way. Sally