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Aug 28, 2017 - Gaspe'

August 28, 2017 - Gaspe' Before we left Cap Chat on Sunday, I took Roadie for a last long walk on the beach while Bob blissfully snored for an additional hour. The tide was in but it was a beautiful, cloudless day. As we walked, I saw a bird flying across the beach. It landed on a piece of driftwood right in front of me and, sure enough, it was my friend, the Peregrine Falcon. He cocked his head and looked right at me as I lifted my camera and obligingly sat there while I took a few shots. At the sound of quails in the brush behind us, he...

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Jul 31, 2017 - Gaspé

According to my book, the town of Gaspé has a population of 15,000 but it encompasses 17 coastal villages spread over 135 km along the coast. I would guess that the main town would have a population of about 6,000 but there are a few things of interest so I went on a little tour today. First I stopped at the Gaspé Museum where I learned that this peninsula has been a tourist destination for over 100 years. In 1907 a railway was built from Montreal to Gaspé but that service was suspended in September 2013. It explains why the road which...

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Jul 30, 2017 - Cap-Chat to Gaspé

An interesting drive today, sometimes very beautiful, sometimes very scary but never boring. I woke up early & it was such a clear sunny morning, I got away by 8:30am but it took all day to travel just over 200 km because I had so many stops. The first part was the beautiful bit with the road following right along the edge of the St Lawrence. Very reminiscent of the Great Ocean Road with the mountains coming right down to the water. Then the road decided to go up over the mountains, which was a bit different. Lots of 10% grades & the...

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Jun 22, 2017 - Gasp'e Peninsula, Quebec

Click on thumbnails to enlarge or to run the slideshow I've always enjoyed looking at maps and reading RV travel blogs and over the years one area has always seemed intriguing - the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. And so I've spent the past 4 days traveling the peninsula. The Gaspe Peninsula (anchored by the town of Gaspe on the eastern end) is, as I picture it, Quebec's lobster claw reaching eastward in the Gulf of St Lawrence towards the Atlantic. It juts out into the massive Gulf of St Lawrence and traveling the perimeter is roughly 350 miles...

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Sep 9, 2016 - Forillon National Park

Friday, September 9, 2016 Rain, Rain Go Away! Rain and fog to begin the day. Nice hot showers helped chase away the chill. One Loonie ($1) for five minutes of hot water. Camping Gaspe is a very nice campground. Would definitely stay if in the area again. Headed out for Forillon National Park on the eastern end of the Gaspe’ Peninsula. The magnificent sea, cliff and mountain scenery encompasses 245 Km2. Mt. St. Alban at the Cap Bon Ami in the park is the terminus of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Route 132 that circles the Gaspe’ Peninsula...

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Sep 8, 2016 - Acadia to Gaspe'

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 This morning found us back at the Acadian Village. We entered the Village at 10:15 and did not leave until 3:15. We spend a leisurely day wandering through the 63 old buildings and talking to the interpreters. Tom was really interested in the woodworking and building trades. He had a lot of long conversations with the craftsmen. We enjoyed lunch at the Post House. They offered 3 entrees and 2 desserts. We each had a bowl of corn and potato soup and shared a dessert of apples, raisins, and cranberries wrapped in...

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Sep 5, 2015 - cool campground

Forgot to mention the big honking porcupine we saw on our hike. Murray took a picture with the other camera. We jusy stayed outof it's way as it waddled by. Drove to roche perce , busy little tourist town. They had a bicycle tace and this young chiropractor was waiting at the finish line. Carried on to Bonaventura where we found this cool place ny a river. Did some laundry and had a dip in the pool. No Internet so no post yesterday. Heading to new Brunswick and will be glad to leave this french only signage place.

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Sep 4, 2015 - biggest hike EVER

Camped about hour from fillion national park last night. Ended up getting it for free. Got into the park by 11 , explored the beach close by, had lunch and did our monster 7km hike with half of it straight up to this wonderful observation tower. Was thinking of you tyson as I was hanging on for dear life at the top. Incredible views. Worth the stiffness we both have. Then went to the heritage sites and saw whales and seals today. Fan freaking tastic dsy!!!!!!

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Jul 10, 2013 - Gaspe', Gaspe’ peninsula , Quebec

July 10, 2013 Gaspe’, Gaspe’ peninsula , Quebec It has been a long day driving. Not that the distance was long (237 miles) but with the road repair delays and multitude of small towns along the route, it took us 6 hours with no stops. An hour was lost by not taking a road that my navigator chose but a neighbor in the campground in Levis said not to take. We are staying at the Camping Gaspe’ campground : $32/night (30 amps) and we got the last spot. Since we arrived so late, there is nothing open for sight-seeing. The spot we have has a nice...

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Sep 5, 2012 - The Gaspesie

WOW! What a scenic drive today. We were wanting to visit the maritime area and today was definitely that. We traveled highway 132 along the northern edge of Quebec's Gaspesie. This route brought us right up against the seaway for the uniqueness of it's natural landscapes and it's small seaside villages. It was over 200 miles of rough and narrow roads, steep climbs and hardly any traffic. At times, the grade was so steep that I did know if 350 horsepower would be enough horsepower to climb to the top and coming back down it was just as...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Gaspe Peninsula

Thursday we followed the Acadian Coastal Drive north in New Brunswick. The area is VERY French, which surprised us in one way because we thought NB to be more English. Anyway, the coastal towns were not the little fishing villages we saw on Nova Scotia and PEI. We saw few Protestant Churches - mostly huge Roman Catholic Cathedrals. Another thing we noticed was there were no mailboxes at each house, and no Post Offices in the smaller towns. The mailboxes are clustered, maybe twelve or more, at given locations where the residents go to get...

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Jul 9, 2011 - Gaspesie - Gaspe Peninsula

Our first stop after Levis was Rimouski. The RV site we had was quite high up a hill and had a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. The sun was actually out too so we were treated to beautiful sunsets the two nights we were there. There were a lot of bugs here. We were able to sit outside for a short while each night to watch the sun go down but our bug "tasers" were very busy when we came inside. On the 5th we stopped at the Info Centre in town and met a nice lady who was very helpful (in English). She told us she has a sister that...

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