Today is yet another rainy day but much warmer. We have had the worst weather of any road trip I have been on so far but it did not manage to dampen our spirits. Arrival in Ottawa seemed almost tropical compared to the East Coast temperatures we endured just a couple of days ago. We stopped for a “poutine” lunch, the infamous French fries with gravy and melted cheese curd that Quebecers eat by the ton. The Quebecois language continuous to amaze me; it is spoken with machine gun like precision. It vaguely sounds like French just like a guy from Louisiana can remind you of the English language. French people are totally bewildered when they come to Quebec and for good reason. I can understand the emotional desire for separation in Quebec, as this province is culturally so different from the rest of Canada. It just does not make any economic sense. The end of this trip is here and any time you complete a journey of 7,500 km without incidents it can be deemed successful. The timing is perfect as we ran out of conversation 20 minutes ago. All kidding aside; Eric has been good company and my job now is to convince him of participating in a 2016 European trip. The bike will be stored at my cousin’s house in Kingston until then. My flight from Canada to Holland is not until June 21, which will give me ample time to visit friends and relatives. In the meantime I am looking forward to be back in Thailand beginning of July, A big thank you goes out to all the people who extended us their hospitality. This trip was an excellent shake down of the bike. It has exceeded my expectations and l am looking forward to hopping into the saddle again next year.
The end of the line….. Ottawa