June 10, In Quebec. We’ve completed days 2 and 3 which took us to Quebec City and a day off today at Le Chateau de Frontenac. The sun is out finally but so far we’ve driven in lots of rain and on muddy rutty dirt roads-just so we remember this is not an ordinary road trip. It’s amazing the road conditions-and lovely small towns- one can find by getting off the highway!
On day 2 from Moncton to Edmundston, we drove through three covered bridges and experienced the optical illusion called Magnetic Hill. In my option, for tourists only. (note to self, skip this in the future.) Day 3 we drove along the St. Lawrence and the language changed from English to French. The challenge this day was for the navigator, roads were not well-marked. We applaud ourselves for not missing a turn, only one near miss, but skidded pasted and backed up with no time lost. We did well on the regularity, but some cars actually hit the time perfectly. Overall we will not score well because I refuse to drive another track and we get a penalty for skipping it. That said, this is not the reason we do theses events.
P.S. In case you missed my last post, a Regularity means you drive a particular track-usually a dirt or gravel road at a given average speed for a given distance. It’s about precise driving not fast driving. The circuit tests are on race tracks and are all about fast driving. Not for us or our car. Those driving sports cars love these events.
Tomorrow we cross the border back into the US.