May 27 to June 2 (Beaupre QC, to Charlottetown, PEI)
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Day 33 - May 27, 2022
After a week in the Quebec City area, it is time to move on. The Gaspe peninsula has always been on my radar as a place I wanted to see so today we started down that road. From Beaupre to Matane. Unfortunately, the weather is awful. Cold, windy, foggy and lots of rain. At times I could hardly see the road through the fog and rain. However, we persevered, and we were able see some of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and the beautiful homes along the way. I was always told that the Gaspe was a very poor region but by the look of the homes, sometimes very large it is not poor at all. I am not talking new homes, but very old ones too.
A quick stop at a lighthouse, a few shots of an old submarine (in service from 1967 to 2000) and a museum commemorating the sinking of the luxury liner, The Empress of Ireland, in 1914.
Hopefully tomorrow the weather improves, but the forecast does not look good.
Day 34 - May 28, 2022
Today was the drive down the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and around the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula. The weather was rainy and foggy, not ideal for photography. Oh well. I still managed some shots and can imagine how beautiful it could be under better conditions.
A shoreline shot, stacked firewood (there are a lot of these), Bud E. staying dry, waterfalls (lots of these too), lighthouses, a couple varieties of ducks (geese?) that I have been unable to identify, a Yellow Rumped Warbler, a Cape May Warbler (a first for me), and crashing waves. Finally, a serene shot across a bay by Gaspe.
Tomorrow the weather looks more promising for the journey to Bathurst, New Brunswick.
Day 35 - May 29, 2022
The drive today from Gaspe to Beresford, New Brunswick was much more pleasant with some beautiful weather. BTW…it always takes me twice as long as it shows on the map because I stop frequently for the photos. Anyway, the south shore of the Gaspe Peninsula is not nearly as rugged as the north shore, but it is more populated. It is however, very pretty. There were lots of fishing boats and beautiful scenery. Percé Rock is a calendar all by itself. Lastly is shot of the bridge from Quebec to Campbellton, New Brunswick and a beach shot in Beresford (outside of Bathurst).
Tomorrow…on to Prince Edward Island.
Day 36 - May 30, 2022
We have made to PEI. We will spend the next 6 days here, 3 in the Summerside are and 3 in the Charlottetown area. Today we drove along the New Brunswick coast and over the bridge to PEI. So some shots from New Brunswick and the some of our home for the next 3 days including a beautiful sunset. Our cottage looks west over the Northumberland Strait. Not fancy, but comfortable.
Day 37 - May 31, 2022
Today was a tour around the north end of Prince Edward Island. The next several days will be more of the same. Lots of driving, but not many miles. Plenty of lighthouses, boats, rivers and an attempt to capture the essence of the island. Today the military was practicing some ocean, helicopter rescue in heavy winds, so I got a shot of that. The weather is sunny but cool with a very cold wind.
Day 38 - June 1, 2022
Another big day. Not many kms, but lots of photos. Some days you head out with a purpose, others you just head out. I prefer the latter.
Today we just headed out. More PEI scenes, farmland, spring planting, ocean views, boats, churches, and lighthouses. We also saw several Great Blue Herons, an Osprey and a Bald Eagle being harassed by a crow.
Without planning it, we ended up at Green Gables. Pretty cool. Bud E. even jumped the rope so I could get a shot of him at the piano (OK, he asked permission but ruins the story). Then he climbed a tree on the Haunted Wood Trail.
Next, we went for a hike in the Prince Edward Island National Park on the north side of the island where we got some great shots of the red cliffs and large waves (the wind was howling again today). All in all, a good day.
Day 39 - June 2, 2022
Moving day. On to Charlottetown for the next few nights. I couldn’t check in to the hotel in Charlottetown until 3:00 pm and it is only about an hour drive, so it was another day of driving the shoreline and side roads. I got several shots of the Confederation Bridge and then walked around Victoria by the Sea. Pretty little place. Even then I had to drive past Charlottetown and double back.
I have decided that I am tired. I have been driving all day, every day for weeks now so tomorrow I may just walk around the town here. But we’ll see what tomorrow brings when tomorrow arrives.