Canada2005:04 Montreal and the St Lawrence

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Montreal
We did not try it -- were already wet enough in Montreal
2005:08:20 23:10:45 (italian time)

Montreal
Notre Dame de Bon Secours
2005:08:20 23:34:35 (italian time)

Montreal
Mariners donated these these wooden votive lamps in the shape of ships as a sign of devotion
2005:08:20 23:35:08 (italian time)

Montreal
... thanking Notre Dame for being still alive after sailing the St. Lawrence

Montreal
St. Lawrence with the Biosphere in the background
2005:08:21 01:23:53 (italian time)

Montreal
The Vieux Port of Montreal, Hotel de Ville in the background
2005:08:21 01:28:00 (italian time)

Quebec City
Rue Petit Champlain, one of the oldest in Quebec City

Quebec City
The Basse Ville

Quebec City
Maison Chevalier, 1752. A London Coffee House throughout the nineteenth century
2005:08:21 22:23:56 (italian time)

Quebec City
Promenade on the Terrasse Dufferin, Haute Ville
2005:08:21 22:58:46 (italian time)

Quebec City
Near Battlefield Park, here the British defeated the French in 1759 and that was the end of Nouvelle France
2005:08:21 23:18:46 (italian time)

Quebec City
Couvent des Ursulines. Arrived in Quebec in 1639 calling themselves "the Amazons of God in Canada"
2005:08:21 23:48:56 (italian time)

Quebec City
Here the "Filles du Roy" -- marriageable orphans and peasant girls imported from France -- were taken care of until men picked them up
2005:08:21 23:50:59 (italian time)

Quebec City
Franceesca before
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Quebec City
and after seeing the light
2005:08:21 23:52:45 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Rising tide on the St. Lawrence
2005:08:22 21:40:56 (italian time)

Ile Verte
With the tide this high our ferry can cross the channel to l'Ile Verte
2005:08:22 21:48:41 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Landing on the Ile
2005:08:22 22:31:50 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Afternoon, west coast of the Ile
2005:08:22 22:55:48 (italian time)

Ile Verte
The northern shore of the St. Lawrence in the background
2005:08:22 22:56:28 (italian time)

Ile Verte
The oldest lighthouse -- I mean, "phare" -- on the St. Lawrence, est. 1809
2005:08:22 23:54:45 (italian time)

Ile Verte
The phare at dusk
2005:08:23 00:10:59 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Fog raises on the east coast as well...
2005:08:23 17:00:28 (italian time)

Ile Verte
After a bike ride
2005:08:23 20:00:38 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Now that's a low tide
2005:08:23 20:01:53 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Phare in the phog
2005:08:24 00:17:03 (italian time)

Ile Verte
It's hard to stay still surrounded by blackflies
2005:08:24 00:19:18 (italian time)

Ile Verte
Phare and Phrancesca
2005:08:24 00:21:03 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Chapelle de Tadoussac, built in 1747
2005:08:24 22:19:32 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Is' the oldest wooden church in Canada
2005:08:24 22:33:11 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
The fjord du Saguenay joins the St. Lawrence at Tadoussac
2005:08:25 00:07:16 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
View from the Musee Maritime
2005:08:25 00:08:24 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Replica of the first trading post on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, as described in Champlain's 1603 diary.
2005:08:25 00:24:23 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Dusk on the bay of Tadoussac
2005:08:25 01:09:20 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Cruise on the fjord du Saguenay
2005:08:25 18:02:55 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Leaving from Riviere Eternite
2005:08:25 18:04:14 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Cap Trinite
2005:08:25 18:06:02 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
The white spot on top of the Cap is a huge statue of Notre Dame du Saguenay
2005:08:25 18:06:16 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
My Dame, and Notre Dame in the background
2005:08:25 18:10:08 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Notre Dame above the sails
2005:08:25 18:10:55 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
On the northern shore
2005:08:25 18:20:09 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
The fjord continues north for about one hundred km, up to Chicoutimi
2005:08:25 18:29:52 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Back to Cap Trinite from north
2005:08:25 18:38:19 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Ste. Rose Du Nord, tiny village on the northern shore of the fjord
2005:08:25 23:06:40 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Roadsign for the wintertime
2005:08:25 23:34:51 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
We are finally back to old Tadoussac
2005:08:26 01:20:50 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
We're all dressed up ...
2005:08:26 15:13:11 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
... for our last mission this summer ...

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
... whale watching
2005:08:26 16:28:53 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
We've already spotted two finn whales and one minkie whale
2005:08:26 16:32:57 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
There she blows
2005:08:26 16:34:55 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Whale watching is almost as tough as bear watching
2005:08:26 17:45:29 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Last breath
2005:08:26 17:47:03 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Before the dive
2005:08:26 17:47:03 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Arches its back
2005:08:26 17:47:03 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
And dives
2005:08:26 17:47:04 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
And it's gone
2005:08:26 17:47:04 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
On the way back to Tadoussac
2005:08:26 18:09:45 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
Beluga whales are most often spotted at the entrance of the Saguenay fjord
2005:08:26 18:28:15 (italian time)

Tadoussac and the Saguenay
See the white pixel... it's a Beluga whale, believe me
2005:08:26 20:48:05 (italian time)

Photo album generated by album generator from Marginal Hacks by David on Mon Sep 26 15:09:58 2005