Sunday, August 11, 2013

Travel News: Gaspé Region, Québec

One of the many beautiful vistas en route
We are now in the Gaspé Region. Once again the skyline is dotted with steepled churches and farm silos. As we approach each steepled church we observe a school next to it. We soon realize that each community is built around these two structures and is well populated. We expected a drive through a sparsely populated area. Not so, we passed by thriving small communities; notably Matane/Bai Comeau town--large enough to house a Wal-Mart. Bai Comeau is the hometown of our past Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.

Wind Turbines Changing the Landscape 
The gentle mountains appear with sprouted wind turbines changing the dramatic landscape of the natural beauty. We turn and meander through views of undulated mountains, some sprawling out onto the huge body of water creating curved look out points of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The squalls of waves come gushing onto the seawall. The tide is in. It is a brilliantly sunny day that shows off nature at its best.
View of the beach while lunching at Ste-Anne-des-Monts 
We stop for the night in L’Anse-au-Griffon; we relax as we absorb the vast expansive Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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