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Yesterday we left home (late of course) and made our way to our destination of St. Pacôme, about 1 1/2 hours east of Quebec City.  On the way, we saw the best rainbow of my life.  People were coming out of their homes to gape at the amazing sight.  We arrived at dusk and the sunlight hitting the Charlevoix mountains on the other side of the river was also awe inspiring.  The very same mountains we visited last month as part of our intense backcountry hiking expedition.

We stayed with a young couple and their fresh new baby. They informed us that they had had a last minute couchsurfing request from two cyclists.  Even though they were already hosting 6 extra humans, they said yes on the condition that the bikers camp in the side yard.  We all enjoyed dinner together and then turned in early.

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kamouraska light house

Our hostess told us that the region has the most beautiful sunsets in the world. I laughed and said, “Every place says that!”  She told me that National Geographic had named it one of the top in the world for sunsets.  I guess we can spot a truly special sunset when we see one!

This morning, we set off for Fredericton, but not before spending a few hours in Kamouraska.  A beautiful village with an amazing bakery.  What more could one ask for?

The German bakery, Kamouraska

The German bakery, Kamouraska

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Even the garbage was beautiful at the bakery...

Even the garbage was beautiful at the bakery…

A busker outside the bakery?

A busker outside the bakery?

Yes, but he’s also a chanterelle forager ($15/lb) AND it turns out that he was at the very same Jethro Tull concert as Fabio (Montreal, 1969 or 1970, probably 1970, maybe 71. Dates are sketch at this point.

Yes, but he’s also a chanterelle forager ($15/lb) AND it turns out that he was at the very same Jethro Tull concert as Fabio (Montreal, 1969 or 1970, probably 1970, maybe 71. Dates are sketch at this point)

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We end on a high note by driving past St. Louis de Ha! Ha! Seriously. And yes, I am laughing...

We end on a high note by driving past St. Louis de Ha! Ha! Seriously. And yes, I am laughing…