|The start of the journey on the Rue Sainte-Catherine.|
Every time I take out a bike, be it in Germany or San Antonio, it doesn't matter, I'm still going to get problems and once again, I spent hours trying to figure out what to do, and eventually discovering that the process was quite straightforward.
|The port area adjacent to Montreal's old town.|
|The cobbled streets of the old town...|
The skies darkened, threatening rain, but it was holding out and I was enjoying the fresh air as I found University and followed it all the way back to the Rue Sainte-Catherine where I turned left and headed back towards the bike station from where I had released the bike. Then, having replaced it in docking station, I walked back up the street, stopping in a small café for a tea and a pastry and then heading back up the Rue Sainte-Catherine towards the hotel. I stopped off at an excellent music shop – Volume – that sold some great old CDs.
All the photos on the journey were taken on my new iphone – which I needed because my old phone was only tri-band and most of the USA and Canada requires quadband. I know, very boring, but as I spend a lot of time 'over here' I needed to sort the phone out. And also I'm a big kid who loves silly gadgets.
As I write this, it's 2329hrs at home in the UK and 1829hrs here in Montreal. It's not a bad place.
|The Bixi Bike station on Rue Sainte-Catherine|
|The rider's point of view...|
|Further along the route...on the Avenue de Lorimier|