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We had left Riviere-du-Loop and made our way along the St Lawrence onto the Gaspe Peninsula. The Gaspe Peninsula is 155 miles long and 62-87 miles across and is situated on the Gulf of St Lawrence more or less cut off from the rest of Quebec Province by Lake Metapedia and the Matapedia River.

The peninsula has a wild and rugged north coast where the people live in small villages and depend partly on fishing for their livelihood. The south coast is gentler and not so steep and has some farmland as well as the usual timber.

Our first stop on the peninsula was Metis-sur Mer. This small hamlet was founded in 1818 by the Scots. Today there is a bilingual community where people have had summer homes in the village for over one-hundred years. Our first day saw us exploring the coastline.



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