Port of call: Montreal!

The following day, the air in Montreal was much better. Irina and I decided to test our new folding bikes on the bike paths of Montreal. But first, we had to cross the river, which we did use a boat running directly from the marina. To our surprise, the entire lower deck was reserved for bike parking – that’s how they create good conditions for cyclists here!
After a short bike ride through the city center, we decided to bike along the river, to our favourite marine supply store (and yes, we needed to buy some supplies). The distance there is 20 km, the path is not close, but it was rewarded by the beautiful views around the excellent bike path along the historical canal Lachine. So, we’ve done about 45km on the folding bikes and they behave well!
When we returned to the boat, Frank and Stephane Lorrain were already waiting for us there. Our longtime colleague and customer in the RBR, an experienced Oceanographer, under whose command I was on an expedition to Hudson Bay in 2006. We told him about our plans and showed him the new CTD measuring system, especially the Tridente sensor, which was new to him. The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere, warmed up by our “Sail for Science” branded house wine:)

Sunny morning in the Longueuil Marina
Goodbye, Frank!
Bikes rack on the ferry-boat
Coming to the Port of Montreal
View from the river on Montreal downtown
In downtown, nice leaves grow there!
Hot day’s refreshments!
Famous Habitat 67, designed for Expo 67
Trees growing on the roof
Floating restaurant on the Lachine Canal
Excited to see Ocean Decade’s dedicated poster from the Government of Canada!
Lighthouses are our passion, we couldn’t pass by
… and there is another one!
In the vastness of the St. Lawrence River
Framed picture for the memory of Lachine
Bike heavily loaded back onto the boat
Sailing against heavy current
Meeting with Stephane Lorrain

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