A nice day was announced, and so I decided to take an early Spring bike ride out along the Lakeshore to Ste. Anne de Bellevue and back. It was to be my first major ride of the season.
Sunday turned out to be mostly sunny Sunday, though the sun was covered with clouds every once in a while. It was to be quite windy all along the Lakeshore.
Though it was a Sunday, I decided not to go to church. I went to bell practice at 09:30-10:00, and then came right home to prepare for my bike ride. I would not see Sheryl all day. By the time I returned, she had already left to attend her morning study group, which lasted until 13:00. She would leave again at 17:00 to attend the montly gathering of her meditation group.
When I left, I was wearing a jacket and sweater and jeans, but as soon as the sun came out, I have to strip back to just a shirt. A couple of times, though, as the sun went away, I had put the sweater back on. Only then to take it right back off again as soon as the sun came out. It was that kind of day.
|11:20||Arrive at the Lachine Light House, having come via the Canal Bikepath at Ville St. Pierre. I saw work progressing on the new locks & welcome hall building|
|11:35||Cross the Dorval Line|
|11:45||Arrive at Dorval Centre|
|11:55||Cross the Pointe Claire Line|
|12:10-12:30||Village of Pointe Claire:|
Stop at the IGA to buy food for lunch: 15% mozzarella cheese, trail mix, grapes & 2 apples
|12:30||At the Beaconsfield Line|
|12:40-13:00||Stop at St. James Park in Beaconsfield for lunch. Have some trail mix, some cheese slices and a few grapes. While I am eating, the clouds come over. It gets chilly and I have to put my sweater on. I call Sheryl on the cell and leave her a message|
|13:20||Cross the Baie d'Urfe Line. Time to take the sweater off|
|13:40||Ste. Anne de Bellevue|
Walk the boardwalk. Get a single iced cream cone. Get some coffee. Walk over to the park by rapids. Walk to end of the north pier, looking out on the Lake of Two Mountains, and then back. Have some more trail mix at the park under the bridges. Call Sheryl once again - reach her this time.
|15:10||Leave Ste. Anne de Belleuve|
|15:15||Cross the Baie d'Urfe Line|
|15:25||Cross Beaconsfield Line|
|15:40||Arrive at St. James Park. I notice the creek coming from behind the houses and ending at the foot of St. Charles Road.|
|15:45||Cross the Pointe Claire Line|
See the new park, complete with pier, being build where the Edgewater Inn once was.
Later, stop at a secluded beach near Valois Bay
Stop again at the head of the Bay, when I see a tiny chapel hidden behind the high rises.
|16:15||Cross the Dorval Line|
|16:30||Arrive at Dorval Centre|
|16:35||Cross the Lachine Line|
|16:50||Arrive at the Lachine light|
|Along Lachine Canal: CP's Rockfield Bridge||Along Lachine Canal: CP's Rockfield Bridge|
Pedestal & Turntable
|Along Lachine Canal: Bike Trail Skirts Under CP's Rockfield Bridge|
|Lachine: Work Nearly Finished: Ready to Open Soon|
|Dorval Island in the Distance||Welcome to Dorval: At the Lachine Line|
|Ste. Anne: Bridges & Canal Approach|
|Ste. Anne: Town Hall|
|Ste. Anne: Along the Boardwalk: Quai Submerged|
|Ste. Anne: Lone Boat Tied Up in Channel|
|Ste. Anne: Bridges Looking South from North Quai|
|Ste. Anne: Ile aux Tourtes Bridge & Lake of Two Mountains|
Looking North from End of North Quai
|Rapids of Ste. Anne|
|The Church at Pointe Claire|
|Pointe Claire: The New Quai|
Where the Edgewater Inn used to be
|Pointe Claire: Along the Waterfront: From the New Quai|
|Pointe Claire: Open Water of Lake St. Louis|
Sighting Through Opening to Distant Beauharnois
|Pointe Claire: Looking East Across Valois Bay|
From Water Line at Secluded Beach
|Pointe Claire: Mystery Chapel|
|Dorval: Small Beach|
|Lachine: Along the Waterfront at Stoney Point Park|
|Lachine: Lighthouse-Wharf-Bridges from Stoney Point Park|
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