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Aug 13, 2016 - Tadoussac

Saturday, August 24 A sunny morning, so we decided to go to Tadoussac, a three hour drive up the river. We had considered booking a whale watching tour, but nobody was keen on a three-hour Zodiac ride – the memories of seasickness last year on the Great Barrier Reef are still vivid – and committing ahead of time to a cruise on a larger boat not knowing the weather conditions didn’t appeal either. We couldn’t find a hotel vacancy, so our idea of an overnight stay changed to a one day drive. Off we went and in the end we were glad we did. It...

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Quebec 2016

Jul 17, 2012 - The cutest whales

The best day!!! We saw BELUGA WHALES! They were not close but we actually saw the Beluga out in their real environment. It was such a thrill.!!! Note: The Beluga were about 1/4 of a mile from us and I was using a 30X optical zoom for most of the pictures. So don't expect much. If I had a photo manipulating program on the computer I could have improved on the pictures. Hope you are not too bored. We got up in the am and went to town to see the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre. Very good information about whales, the best I have ever...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Thar be whales!

Today we took a whale watching trip in a zodiac. It was so much fun! We drove up the coast about 34 km to Les Bergeronnes. We passed lakes, rivers and farm land. The company called Essipit is owned by the Innu, a tribe of First People. All of the monies earned by their various businesses are shared equally. I like that. Our zodiac held 12 but there were only 9 of us so plenty of room. They gave us heavy gear to wear because of the cold. Of my gosh, I just about died from the heat. You can see from the pictures what we wore. We went out...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Going to Tadoussac

Today is National Ice Cream Day. We celebrated yesterday and had ice cream 3 times. Today was a great day because we finally made it to Tadoussac. It is on the Quebec Coast along the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Saquenay River about 3 hours north of Quebec. What are we doing up here you ask. WHALES would be the answer. There are 13 varieties that visit here each year. So we are going out tomorrow in a zodiac to see whales. Don’t know what we will see but I have been told we will definitely see whales. The zodiac will hold 12...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Extrafjordinaire! malgré la pluie... encore

« On a noué ton cordon ombilical trop serré quand tu es né ! » En italien : « ti anno legato il cordone imbilicale troppo stretto quando sei nato ! » En calabrese : « t’anno ligato ou dornone bilicale troppo stritto quando sei nato ! » … Pas de route à faire aujourd'hui. Le ciel est toujours maussade mais Météomédia prévoit des éclaircies en après-midi… notre chance pour aller en safari-baleine ?!? On verra. En attendant, on prépare nos choses pour une randonnée sur le sentier Le Fjord dans le Parc National du Saguenay. Ce sentier fait plus...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Journée de photos grises...

Route à faire aujourd'hui: 227 km La 138 n’étant pas aussi rapide que la 20, il nous faudra plus de temps aujourd’hui pour atteindre notre destination, même si le nombre de km est inférieur à celui d’hier. Il nous faudra peut-être aussi compter un délai pour le traversier Baie Ste-Catherine – Tadoussac qui traverse le Saguenay. Au petit-déj, nous réalisons que ce sera une journée de pluie. Il pleut des cordes pendant au moins une heure de notre levé jusqu’au moment où nous sommes prêts à partir. Nous lambinons alors un peu jusqu’à ce que...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Tadoussac

At the suggestion of our hosts, we decide to move to another campground located in Tadoussac. This campground has an incredible view of the Saguenay river joining the St Lawrence River. We chose a site facing that view without any obstruction ($10.00 more a day). This view is incredible. This campground has 3 services and free WIFI (weak where we are camped). We spend the day walking around Tadoussac, looking at the view of the bay, Hotel Tadoussac, the handicraft shops (overpriced naturally). Then after talking to one of the locals we head...

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Jun 14, 2011 - Tadoussec, Quebec

Tadoussac is about 100 miles from the north side of the St. Lawrence River where we arrived by ferry from the south side at Rimouski. It is a very quaint and historic town at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. What makes it more unique is the historic Hotel Tadousacc that has a perfect view to the St. Lawrence. It is a great place to stay overnight and, if you want to go whale watching, this is the place to do it. Photos 1-9 Sylvie Blain, Front Desk Manager, and Stephane, Bell Captain, really helped make our stay so...

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Eastern Canada 2011

Jul 7, 2010 - Whales and fog

The Saint Lawrence River off Tadoussac Wednesday We booked another night at our beautiful campground Domaine des Dunes and the owner called a shuttle to pick us up at noon. Whale watching is a cottage industry here and parking at the quay is limited. Neither the owner nor the shuttle driver speak much English, but their English is a lot better than our French and we got along well. The shuttle dropped us off for our 1:00 cruise and promised to pick us up at 4:00. As it turned out the whale watching crowd was from all over the world and the...

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Jul 6, 2010 - Down the River

You haven’t seen a river until you’ve seen the Saint Lawrence! Tuesday Today’s drive took us still farther north and east - following the Saint Lawrence River on it’s way to the sea. Our destination was Tadoussac, a small community on the north side of the river, about half way between Lake Ontario and the Bay of Saint Lawrence. Tadoussac is known as a place to see whales - an activity we can never resist. Yes, the Saint Lawrence River is so vast and so deep that whales come up it from the sea! And halfway up it at that! It’s like seeing...

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Sep 10, 2009 - A beautiful drive from Quebec to Tadoussac

After staying the night at a roadside B&B just north of Quebec city, we started the drive to our first campground destination, the Sageunay National Park, St. Margaruites Bay. We chose to do this part of the drive in daylight as we knew we would have much to see as we drove along the St. Lawrence River and through the mountains. The towns along the way are quaint and beautiful.

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Jul 8, 2009 - Saguenay River, Quebec

We spent the last two days traveling the river to Baie Eternite where we hooked to a mooring ball. The river is a fully protected marine park. One of the few in North America. It is a Fjord for over 1/2 of its length. We saw whales and enjoyed the fjord immensely. This was one of the first places we planned on seeing when we first began thinking of taking this boat trip. We dinghied over to shore to pay $15 to Parc's Canada for staying there. We enjoyed a great supper with HC on their boat along with a game of Mexican Dominos. First thing...

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