Rain was predicted for today so off I went with long pants and my goretex jacket. I had breakfast at the Atwater market - an apricot danish and a cafe au lait. As I left I noticed a bit of blue sky..wow. And then the sun quit peeking and came out to play. So I headed to Old Montreal and took the photos I wished I had been able to take yesterday. Lots more people out and about of course. Then I decided to visit some neighbourhoods so got off at a few metro stops and walked around and took photos. (okay got lost too - I just cannot find my way around Montreal) At lunch time I finally found one of the famous bagel shops - Fairmount. No place to sit and eat inside and nothing but bagels so sat on a bench outside and had my bagel and cream cheese. I then decided to head for Mount Royal. There was some kind of bike tour going on and bikes everywhere and horrible music and announcements. I was going to go further into the park but there were some creepy characters hanging around so I decided to carry on along the main path and ended up downtown via McGill area. I did get some good shots today - was in a photography mood. However I am still very very tired.
Montreal is just not doing it for me and I don't know if it's Montreal or me. I came back to rest for a little while then went out for dinner - ended up just having a pizza. Yeah I know..boring. But that's what I felt like. I just haven't been sleeping well on this trip - I have learned which university dorms to avoid in future. It has all caught up with me I think.
I leave for Quebec City tomorrow but not sure when. Oh yes I also went and bought my bus ticket which is good for anytime. I am staying at a real honest to goodness hotel tomorrow night - whoopee. It is a small hotel with only ten rooms but it looks very nice and is a splurge for me - so not sure how far ahead I can check in/leave my bags. I was going to rush up early but think I will take a bus later on in the morning and perhaps walk over to the market and have another cafe au lait and naughty thing in the morning. I plan to do a 5 km walk tomorrow in Quebec- unless I feel energetic and do the 10 km walk.
Then Tuesday evening I fly home and that sounds good to me. I can't believe I am saying this...me who loves being on the road....it is so damn sad. I hope this is tiredness speaking and not old age or that would really really suck.