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.

 

What Did I Do this Summer?


Do you remember returning to school every September and one of your first assignments was to write an essay on what you did during the summer? If only they had digital cameras back then – I could have shown my teacher what I did during the summer!

I typically carry my camera around with me and during this past summer I have captured some photos that I felt were worth keeping. These were photos taken while visiting friends, boating, riding my motorbike around the countryside, going kayaking, visiting nature areas, going for walks … in other words, many of the things I did this summer. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed visiting these places and taking the photos.