and I were waiting for our evening ferry from #TraversierSaintSiméon
, Quebec to go to #LaPointe
, Quebec at a local restaurant.
While sitting on the outside patio we met two French men who asked us where we were from (they must have heard us order our beer in our English... ) and asked us about our trip. Often we get our day trip ideas and destinations from locals who know the land well. Both men suggested we visit #Gaspé
, Quebec for its beauty.
Soon enough Bryan and I boarded the ferry and were watching #belugawhales
swim beside us.
When leaving the ferry we saw one of the French gentlemen from the restaurant #hitchhiking
👍. Bryan and I discussed the possibility of picking up hitchhikers before and we agreed we would take it one hitchhiker at a time! So, mom and dad, we picked up our first hitchhiker! 🤷♂️🤷♀️👤 We learned so much about our new friend! He was coming from from an apprenticeship and taking welding classes in #Bonaventure
, Quebec. He originally lived near #Paris
and the #SouthofFrance
and has been living in #Quebec
for a while. He enjoys water sports 🏄♂️ and after a quick Google of translation, the band #Nirvana
🤟 (which is pretty much Nirvana in French... We're just idiots). About two hours of driving, we learned each other's names! 🤣
The three of us (and Lou) pulled up at a rest stop and picnic area at #Sayabec
, Quebec for dinner and a night's rest. We shared our food and had a cheese, meat and crackers appetizer and pasta dinner, Bryan told me to lighten up on the cult and murder jokes 🗡️, then we set up camp for a good night's rest.
Our friend had a class to attend in the morning so when we woke up, our tent he had borrowed was neatly folded in its bag and placed by our van and our friend was gone.
Lesson of the story: hitchhikers are 👍