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Aug 30, 2017 - Forillon National Park-Au Bout de la Monde

August 30, 2017 - Forillon National Park The last two days we have spent visiting both the north and south coasts of Forillon National Park that fills the tip of the Gaspe' Peninsula or as they call it here, le bout de monde, the end of the earth. This is a national park and since it is the park service's 150th anniversary, if you obtained a park service permit ahead of time, both the permit and the admission to all the national parks is free so, that's what I did before we started the trip. Forillon National Park is a wonderful place but a...

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Jul 6, 2017 - Traveling and looking for moose

traveled from 7:45 - 3 PM with 4 quick stops. First one was at a waterfall with a view of a lighthouse in Cap Chat. Next one was at a roadside picnic area next to the water for lunch. Third stop was at the Lighthouse Madeleine, and the last one was for gas. The road was good for the most part and most of it followed the northeastern coast of the Gaspe peninsula. But it was hilly with areas of construction that reminded some of us of the roads in Alaska. Twice I was glad I didn't tow my car because of tight squeezes - around the circle at...

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Jun 6, 2017 - 2 Days at Forillon National Park

MILES DRIVEN 80 WEATHER 2 days of sunshine, lows 50 degrees highs 60 degrees WHERE WE STAYED Camp Des Rosiers STORY We drove an easy 80 miles to our camp site. On the way we saw many small fishing villages, a couple of light houses, and a lot of steep grades. The first hill for the day was a long slow climb to the top, then at the top I see a sign ( 15% Grade ahead) never did a 15% grade before. The nest 80 miles was all up hile and steep downgrades Thankfully this coach has a strong engine break. After setting up camp we drove around...

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Maritime's 2017

Jul 2, 2015 - Forillon National Park, Quebec

Forillon National Park is a Canadian park created in 1970. For over 100 years the shoreline here was populated by cod fishermen and the related maritime industries, but around 1990 the industry collapsed due to over-fishing and most of the population has moved away to work elsewhere. The result is that the current population is about 20% of what it was 40 years ago. The interior of the park is wilderness and the shoreline is a collection of isolated villages. In the park we saw lots of wildlife on a 4 mile hike to Cape Gaspe, including a...

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Jul 2, 2015 - drive to Forillon National Park

We spent the whole day on Rt. 132, driving the perimeter of the Gaspé Peninsula, eventually leaving the St. Lawrence River basin and entering the sea coast. It was a bit like riding a roller coaster. When the road was at the base of the mountains, it wound from one bay to another. A picturesque town was nestled in the middle of nearly every bay. When the road left the water and wound over the mountains, 11% - 15% grades were common. Every so often a passing lane gave those trapped behind us a chance to pass and escape. Sometimes the sun...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Cap-Aux-OS, QC

Drove to Cap-Aux-Os today, the RV park has soft sand and its been raining, so they put the big rigs over on the grass and we had to dry camp for 2 nights. It was ok and we had a good view of the water. The weather seems to be getting a little better. Not quit so cold. Visited the Forillon Nation Park, has a old cod fishing family operation. Then visit the beach and beautiful high cliffs up against the water. Lots of hiking trails in the park. Visited the pier where they bring all the Lobster in. Also a lighthouse in the park. We had our...

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May 23, 2011 - Forillon National Park- The tip of the Gaspe

Leaving our worries on the coach behind us we headed to Forillon National Park on the tip of the Gaspe peninsula. It was a bit of a mixed day but we were hopeful that it would remain dry. Our first stop in the park was Fort Peninsula. Here we learnt that during World War II the Gaspe Bay was heavily defended and there was numerous gun and air placements along the coast line. We were able to explore the dug-outs. We then made our way along the coast to the Grande-Grave heritage site where there were the restored houses of Anse-Blanchette a...

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