A brief stay in Tadoussac, established as the first fur trading post in North America in anout 1600. First visited by Jaques Cartier in 1542.
24-person Zodiacs for whale watching.
A pod of Minke whales surfaced dozens of time very close to our boat. Also saw Belugas, but they kept their distance.
Another Minke, close to our boat.
A replica of the first trading post in North America.
The oldest wooden chapel in North America, with the newer church just above. They share the cemetary.
Brent, Phoebe and Daphne wading into the Atlantic in the Saint Lawrence Estuary.
On the back lawn of the Tadoussac Hotel, location for a movie called Hotel New Hampshire. Nice place to say au revoir to Quebec.
Basilica de Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 35 km outside of Quebec City, on the way to the Charlevoix Region.
Interior of St.Anne’s. Those are confessionals on the right side of the photo.
The nave of St. Anne’s.
QC Hotel de Ville, aka City Hall.
Street performers in QC.
Brent and the girls with a bust of their old friend. Churchill and FDR met in Quebec City to discuss the resolution to WWII. His family bred Cavaliers, which is why so many are named Winston.
At the Citadel in Quebec City.
Artisans sell their work in the Old City.
Public art in QC.
Quebec City is Daphne’s first encounter with these. Each time one passes she loses her little mind.
The exterior of our studio in Old QC.
Monastery des Ursulines in Old QC.
The cemetery inside Monastery des Ursulines in QC.
The gate into Old Quebec City, the oldest walled city in North America.
Brent and the girls having espresso to say so long to our neighborhood and head toward Quebec City.
A walking tour of the Village neighborhood of Montreal. Cool old homes and apartment buildings.
Walking tour of the Village, continued.
More of the walking tour.
Lovely parks like this are tucked into tiny comers throughout Montreal.
A feeding frenzy at the Biodome in Montreal’s Olympic Park.
A poison frog at the Biodome.
A beaver at the Biodome, swimming away from its observers.
Penguins at the Biodome.
Piranha inside the Biodome.
Brent using his head in an encounter with a cayman at the Biodome.
A visit to Montreal’s Olympic Park from the 1976 games. Brent in the foreground with the Tower rising skyward behind him.
The Center of History of Montreal in the old city. Excellent exhibits.
A carved 17th century powder horn, at the Center for History.
The pulpit of the Basilique de Note Dame in Old Montreal.
The altar of the Basilique de Note Dame in Old Montreal. Gorgeous Gothic Revival by 19th century architect James O’Donnell.
Stained glass window in the ceiling of the Basilica. Glows like a jewel.
One of several chapels inside the Basilica.
Brent and Patty outside the Basilica, in a light rain.
The organ in the Basilica.
Petit dejuner sur la table de Chef Brent. Ooh lala!
Exterioir of Montreal’s old hospital of the Grey Nuns, in the old section of the City.
Montreal’s version of the little libraries a la Seattle and West Seaatle. Ou est la bibliotheque?
Across the street from our flat. Loved this architecture.
The girls with Patty at the bottom of the stairs leading to our flat in Montreal.
Our bedroom inside the flat. Comfortable and basic.
The hallway between entry, bedroom and living space.
Living room and kitchen.
An interesting decorating idea, grouping three large spools of thread together on top of the picture rail and leaning them against the wall.
Canada’s largest province and the largest French-speaking territory in the world.
Our cozy, sheltered campsite protected us from the wind but it was very LOUD all night long.
Two Medicine Campground, located on the shore of Two Medicine Lake.
A smaller campground than Apgar, more remote, and very windy (about 34mph) howling all through the night. Magical morning light on nearby peaks.