After nearly three weeks in remote areas, Caroline spent the eighth week of her expedition in an inhabited area: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. She was also able to enjoy some warm weather at long last—a little taste of the summer to come! In fact, when she picked up some additional supplies, she exchanged her sleeping bag designed for temperatures as low as -40oC for one suited for 0oC!
In Québec, summer is synonymous with mosquitoes and black flies. Fortunately, thanks to Caroline's tremendous ability to adapt, she is dealing with these newcomers with her customary grace. :-)
In Saguenay, a wonderful surprise awaited her: her parents had made a special trip to come and cheer her on. It was an emotional reunion, as Caroline hadn't seen her parents since leaving Natashquan on April 4.
After stopping at our Saguenay office to meet with Hydro-Québec employees, our adventurer visited the Musée du Fjord to meet General Manager Guylaine Simard and learn more about this beautiful region.
Caroline then set off by bike in a westerly direction, where the scenery was vastly different from previous weeks. She rode by farmland and villages, covering some 60 km before arriving at Lac Saint-Jean.