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From Cabot Shores to Gaspesie Peninsula, Quebec

After a terrific summer season at Cabot Shores, thanks to exceptional guests and  staff, Dr. Paul and Barbara managed to slip away from Cabot Shores to Gaspesie, Quebec during the first week in September.   It was an unexpected trip – all the more welcome. Deciding on a road trip we set out toward New Brunswick and the Gaspesie – a destination neither of us had ever visited but had wanted to for a long time…..

 

Boat Tour Near Perce
Arched Rocks Near Perce

As you may remember from previous blogs, we love the Southwest of the United States –  the red rocks with interesting formations, natural bridges and arches. To our surprise, we encountered similar sights on a boat trip outside of Perce, on the South coast of the Gaspesie.

Forillon Park, Gaspesie
Lands End from Mt. St Alban

Our main purpose for the trip was to hike – and so we did. This is the view from Mont St.Alban toward “Land’s End” in Forillon National Park. We were even able to see the island of Anticosti on the horizon – unfortunately not visible in pictures.

View from Mt. St. Alban
Mr. St. Alban Views

View of Land’s End from the North Coast of the Gaspesie with Bonaventure Island and the Arches Rock off Perce in the distance.

Griffon International Hostel
Tent at Anse Griffon

We spent two nights in a very cool tent in an even cooler Hostel/Resort near Anse Griffon on the North Coast. We made our meals in the tent and the wood stove kept us warm in the evening – while days were warm, nights were quite cold.

Forillon Park Hiking
Cedar Trees at Forillon Park

On a hike in Gaspesie National Park we encountered the largest cedar trees either of us had ever seen.

Park National of Gaspesie
St Anns Falls, Park National

We were delighted by the many waterfalls we hiked to (“Les Chute in Forillon, St. Anne’s and Devil’s Falls in Gaspesie National Park.

Waterfalls at Forillon
Diabolo Falls