New Brunswick and Québec
Rule number one: No mosquitoes in the city!
We quickly decide to drive through New Brunswick Province to gain some land and then visit Québec City. According to John, "not much to see there" anyway. However, we have planned two stopovers. First we visit the Potato Museum in Florenceville. This area lives mainly from the cultivation of potatoes. It is also home to the food giant McCain Foods, which produces a third of all French fries in the world and was founded in 1957 by two McCain brothers.
A little later we also stop in Grand Falls. But this place does not quite keep what it promises, because the local waterfalls are more mini than anything else. To defend them, however, it must be said that they sometimes carry more water than during our visit.
On the same day we cross the border to the province of Québec, the French part of Canada.
And the weather is catching up with us again. After snow, continuous rain and storms in Nova Scotia, we steer unsuspectingly and unerringly towards the centre of the current heat wave. During the day temperatures of approx. 35°C prevail, which does not kill you in and of itself yet. The bad thing about this is the high humidity. We've never had so much free sauna! With no air conditioning, we can forget driving during the day, otherwise we would soon be one of the nearly 50 heat-dead Québec has to complain about so far. We save ourselves (if possible) to the water or to an air-conditioned area. The airport in Québec City is very convenient for us. We still have to prepare a present for our friends Fabienne and Marco, who will soon get married in Switzerland.
At night, however, we have to get back into the car, where the municipal sweating continues. The temperatures do not drop below 27°C even after sunset! We need an infusion! Sleep is out of the question. But somehow we survive two such horror nights and celebrate the latest weather forecast, which promises milder conditions, with a culinary highlight in Rivière-du-Loup (bisonburger with sweet potato frieze and rocket salad with raspberry dressing). Yes, one can still clearly see the French influence in Québec.
Here are some impressions of Québec City, a beautiful city. The pictures were taken between 7.00 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. at a very pleasant and soothing 28°C.