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Jul 4, 2017 - Traveling and hiking

We traveled about 181 miles today on Route 20 and 132 along the west side of the Gaspe Peninsula heading north. We got off of 20 as the directions said and found that we could stop for lunch at a town park called L'Isle Verte. It had lots of picnic tables, placards describing the history of the town and the bridges that crossed over the river, and a bridge for the bike trail that goes through town. This town was very busy in the 1800s and early 1900s. First there was lumbering (?), then a flour mill and dairy, then a sea moss business, used...

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Sep 10, 2016 - Other side of Gaspe'

Saturday, September 10, 2016 As nasty as yesterday was, today was beautiful! We got a 7 AM start to our day. Traveling along the north side of the Gaspe’ Peninsula is a sightseers’ smorgasbord. The picturesque villages tumble into each other as we road along the coast. The houses come in all shapes and sizes, all facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Some towns were clinging to the tall cliffs, others were in lower valleys that met the gulf’s rocky beaches. We saw few groceries or convenience stores and even fewer gas stations. Restaurants along...

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Sep 2, 2015 - Happy birthday dan

Another fun day. Cooler and rained a bit in morning. Stopped in st. Jean port joli and visted a motorcycle museum and a carving, sculpture museum. Both were very unique. Enjoying the local scenery. Camped at Bic prov park. Heading out on lighthouse tour tomorrow.

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Jun 30, 2015 - Metis-sur-Mer, Quebec

We are moving east along the southern bank of the St Lawrence River. This is a very rural part of Quebec, far from any cities or large towns. There is a botanical garden here that is nice, but mostly it is just a convenient half-way point to Gaspe. We have been seeing "lupins" everywhere. There are a hardy northern flowering perennial that seems to grow wild in roadside ditches and are often cultivated in flower beds. Janet has bought some seed packets and we will try to grow them at home in Connecticut.

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Jul 2, 2013 - Stay in Rimouski Extended

The plan was to spend 3 days in Rimouski. But of course plans often don’t pan out. Sue discovered a tooth problem this morning and we think it is worth seeing a dentist before heading into the less populated areas of the Gaspe. In the meantime we are continuing to enjoy the waterfront of Rimouski and some pretty sunsets over the Bay of St. Lawrence. The path that runs from about three miles outside of town into Rimouski’s waterfront bike trail is drying out and is a nice walk for the three of us. An advantage in staying over is that I had...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Rimouski

Although still wet, the weather was much better yesterday for the short drive to Rimouski and Camping Motel de l’Arnes. The campground is on several levels and we are sitting on the second level with the front passenger-side tire slightly off the ground to make the See Ya level. We have 50-amp service and excellent wifi but the trees are blocking Direct TV. There are six churches in Rimouski and we manage to find Notre Dame de Cour Sacre near the campground before going to dinner in an Asian restaurant in Rimouski. Today the weather...

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Aug 18, 2012 - St-Damase

Day Fifty Nine – Aug 18 St Damase 139k The fog had moved in overnight and enveloped the campground. I was up early for kitchen duty and had to wear warm clothing. There was a clearing of the fog but by the time I was ready to leave the fog had rolled back in. I wasn’t sweep for the day but I did ride out with Keith and Justine who were sweeping. They were supported by the rest of the Captain’s Crew. A potential side trip almost immediately into the ride was to do a steep climb up to a ridge which offered spectacular views of the river....

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Checking the ditches

Jun 13, 2011 - Rimouski, Quebec

The St. Lawrence River splits Quebec in two. Since our next major destination was Quebec City, we could easily have traveled on the southern side of the St. Lawrence and then crossed a bridge to Quebec City, but we thought it would be interesting to take a ferry to the northern side and stop in two unique locations along the way to Quebec City. Rimouski is in northern Quebec where you can get a ferry across the St. Lawrence, so we chose to stay there overnight. We stayed at the Hotel Rimouski and highly recommend it. It has a great view to...

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Eastern Canada 2011

Jul 25, 2010 - Captaine Homard's

Seems like 10:00 seems to be the time we get rolling just about every day we hit the road, once again eastbound on Hway 132, the scenic route that would take us along the shores of the St. Lawrence. It was interesting to see the historical French influence on the layout of the farmlands as we travelled along, narrow along the side facing the river and the long side stretching back from the river. We passed through many small quaint towns, each with its massive church and spires. Today's destination was Captaine Homard's Restaurant and...

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Jul 14, 2009 - Drive to Rimouski

We escaped Riviere du Loup before the rains came and made our very short drive to Rimouski. Actually, we're on the west side of the town a bit. Rimouski is considered about the halfway point around the Gaspe. We settled in at our home for the next two nights; it's a combination motel and RV park but we have full hook-ups with 50 amp and a clear shot at the satellite signal so we are happy campers. We can also see the river just across the road. The rain found us so we've decided to just catch up on chores for the afternoon. It is damp,...

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Jul 12, 2009 - Rimouski, QUE

We had a nice run to here fro Tadoussac, playing the currents nicely. As we got closer to to shore, after crossing the ten milewide river, we hit some eddy currents which play more fun with us. However, this 8 hr run was one of the nicer ones we've had so far since we left home. We got to see a couple of humpback whales again in the early morning. This town of about 47,000 is mostly commercial, so our plans were to only make it a repair stop for HC's alternator and move on. HOWEVER, the weather had other plans for us and we have been here...

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Just Relax

Aug 7, 2008 - Pointe-au-Pere

Rimouski / Pointe-au-Pere is the sight of the second most deadly tragic shipwreck … second to the Titanic. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the Empress of Ireland, a Canadian Railroad Ocean Liner, while still in the St. Lawrence Estuary sailing from Quebec City to Ireland, was hit by another ship in the fog and sunk in 14 minutes, taking 1012 lives with her. A memorial to this tragic event with full documentation is located at the Pointe-au-Pere Historical Lighthouse site in Rimouski. It was a poignant visit...

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Summer '08

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