August is travel time for many Canadians. Last month was no exception for myself and my wife the writer and communications maven Li Robbins in Québec. It surely was salve for this bilingual soul to speak and hear French on a daily basis for a few weeks.
We had a splendid journey from la ville de Québec up the north shore of the St Lawrence River past Tadoussac, where the Saguenay River flows into le fleuve Saint-Laurent, to the village of Godbout where we got on a ferry over to Matane on the Gaspésie (Gaspé Peninsula.) It is a road and ferry trip not to be missed.
Once on the peninsula we continued our camping and hiking ways. The highlight was Parc national Forillon at the tip of the Gaspésie. It features tremendous hiking trails, good camping and simply breathtaking coastal views.
Here are a few snaps from the le port de Québec, Saguenay fjord near Tadoussac, crossing le fleuve, from magnificent Parc national Forilllon and the extraordinary Jardins de Métis near Grand-Métis.