We drove up to Saint Sauveur a couple of weeks ago, hitting the Saturday fall-colour traffic on the way out of Montreal, meaning the usual hour-long drive took two. There was no way around it though; all we could do was sit back and eat the Canadian version of 'English-style' Liquorice Allsorts.
When we eventually arrived, the town was the busiest we have seen it. (Having been there in spring, summer, and now fall, it will be interesting to return in winter when the ski season is in full swing.) Managing to grab one of the last parking places, and then securing a table outside our favourite deli, we sat in the hot late September sun drinking coffee. Arms starting to turn red in the hot sun, we then wandered along the main street before retracing our steps back to the car.
We drove back to Montreal along more minor roads, partly to avoid the traffic, and partly to try and get amongst the beautiful colours we had seen at a distance from the main highway:
The colours did not disappoint!
We ended up taking a random detour down an un-tarmaced track, which was a road, just obviously a very minor one. As the road wound this way and that, we passed a number of small lakes:
The cloudless blue sky was a perfect backdrop to the firey reds and golden oranges.
No wonder people go on about the fall colours - they just take your breath away!