We set out from our campsite to OTTAWA!! Riding along back roads to get there we passed a pelaton of bikers doing what I can only assume was their weekly bike ride to fitroy harbour and back to Ottawa.
After some more riding on side roads we made it into the bike paths of Ottawa. Which are awesome! Fully paved with lanes and signs with how many km to go until parliament.
We biked our final 20 km into Ottawa on the paths meeting some very cool people, including a guy biking from Vancouver to Montreal! We came up behind the parliament building and made the trek up the hill and had our first Ottawa lunch sitting on the parliament lawn. Which was pretty awesome.
After snapping some quick pics we made our way to the Marriott right by the byward market which Danica's friend Willy was so awesome to provide us with.
After showering and freshening up we met cates friend Kelly at the byward market to do some exploring and shopping. We stumbled upon a hena tattoo place and decided to all get matching hena maple leafs...don't worry mom it's not permanent.
After that we stopped for some drinks at the heart and crown which is an awesome bar in the market that is sort of like 4 bars into one.
Finishing up there we started to make out way over to the blues fest because with out knowing we'd accidentally come to Ottawa at the perfect time.
Making our way to the festival we discovered my brother was in town and headed to the festival himself. And randomly enough an old friend from a trip to Europe was also there! Such a small world.
Anyways, blue fest was a blast we saw awolnation, childish gambino, and snoop dogg or I guess he's now snoop lion.
Definitely one for the books.
All in all a great day into Ottawa.