Friday, 16 August 2013

A Trip Along The South Shore

(Friday, August 16) We greeted the day with a spirit of adventure and planned to make our way to the Gaspé by noon.  We started to make our way East along the South Shore of the St. Lawrence, and discovered that the area is very interesting.  There were beautiful vistas and many artisans along the way.  It was a surprise to us and we chose to stop a couple of times en route. 

Firstly we made a visit to Trois Pistols.  This is a very nice town where a well-known language school is located.  Katie (our oldest daughter) attended this school some years ago and had told us about the charm of the village, so we stopped to explore.  We found that in the city centre there was a gorgeous and very large church there which was open for visits.  It was surprisingly beautiful. 

we noted that there are sculptures and art everywhere...even in the courtyard of the church!!

We spent some time exploring the area and drove through town enjoying the architecture and the views.  Then we made our second stop, on the shore of the river where the tide was out.  We had our picnic lunch at the water's edge and enjoyed the sights.

We finally made it to the Gaspé late in the afternoon, too late to start enjoying the area as we had planned.  Instead we meandered our way toward Ste-Anne-Des-Monts.  We found a hotel and enjoyed a great seafood supper right on the wharf.  A beautiful sunset broke through the cloudy sky and we enjoyed the vista. 

Tomorrow we are on our way to Quebec's "Park National de la Gaspésie" which is inland and hope to have a good view from the highest point on the Peninsula....if the weather cooperates!!

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