Québec – Tuesday & Wednesday, August 18 & 19/2015

Tuesday was primarily a travel day, but what a neat way to travel. I left Campbelltown, New Brunswick, in the morning and crossed into Quebec heading for the town of Matane. I had reservations on the MV F.-A.-GAUTHIER, a large ferry – 133 metres (436 feet) long, can hold 180 vehicles and 800 passengers, and reaches speeds of 20 knots (37 kph or 23 mph) as it makes its two-hour crossing to Baie Comeau. And this ship has class!

From Baie Comeau, I drove to Tadoussac. On Wednesday, I headed out on a Zodiac whale watching cruise for two hours, followed by an hour-long cruise up the Saguenay River and back to Tadoussac.

After spending three hours in the cold and wet, I warmed up and dried off by wandering around the harbour at Tadoussac, where I walked on rocks carved from glaciers over 10,000 years old. It was awesome!

Thursday was primarily a travel day from Tadoussac to my “auberge” on Île d’Orléans, and Friday it rained most of the day, so it was good to just do not much of anything.


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