Sunday 26th October. Denis very kindly drove me in the morning to point out a cross country short cut, which involved this small river crossing, but avoided a long detour.
I had arranged with trotter owner Francis Carrier to let myself in to his smart stables at Pintendre, where a warm and well bedded box was waiting for Lady. I slept on the floor in the community room, and gave Marc who runs the stables for Mr Carrier a shock in the morning! But he recovered sufficiently to treat me to breakfast at a restaurant down the road before I set off.
Riding along a quiet road beside the Etchemin river, which we crossed at St Henri..
I had occasionally seen far off patches of white in the fields over the past few days, but it was only when a flock of honking geese landed nearby that I realised I had been seeing geese resting on their flight south..
Supper at home with the rest of the family before retiring to bed...
L to R: sister Sarah who speaks fluent English, father Jocelyn who is on the committee of the Association des Poneys Welsh &Cob du Quebec, mother Sophie and son.