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Quebec in 2005

Summer Vacation

June 2005, and we're on the road again. Destination - the Charlevoix region of Quebec, just past Quebec City on the North shore of the St Lawrence river.

We packed up the car on Friday June 17, dropped the cats off at the cattery, and drove to Montreal where we stayed overnight. The next morning we continued to Ste Anne de Beaupré, 45 minutes the other side of Quebec City. That's where we checked in at le Club Vacances Quatre Saisons, a timeshare complex normally associated with skiing in Ste Anne. This was to be our base camp for the week.

From that point on we drove all over the region, eating our way through Quebec:

And Saturday morning we checked out, spent a few hours at Montmorency Falls, and made our way back to Montreal. We again spent the night there and made it home the next day in time to save the cats from another night in their cage.

Photo Gallery

The photos are loosely arranged into groups for each day's journey with a small description. To see each picture full size, just click on it. After you see the larger image, you can return to here by clicking the "back" button on your browser toolbar. Here are some short-cuts to the various parts of the Gallery.

Isle d'Orleans | Quebec City | Canyon Ste Anne | Charlevoix & Richelieu | Lower Quebec | Whale Watching | Montmorency


Isle d'Orleans
 
From the resort, looking at the ski hill   Along the St Lawrence, North Channel, looking across to Isle d'Orleans
Again, looking across to Isle d'Orleans   Again, looking across to Isle d'Orleans
Vines at the Vignobles Sainte-Petronille hear the west tip of Isle d'Orleans   From Isle d'Orleans looking across to Quebec City
From Isle d'Orleans looking back to the bridge and Montmorency Falls   From Isle d'Orleans looking back to the bridge and Montmorency Falls
The chocolaterie in Sainte Petronille on Isle d'Orleans   Lovely old French home in Sainte Petronille
Sailboat in the St Lawrence   A bay on the west end of Isle d'Orleans that has been an anchorage for 100's of years
Fields on Isle d'Orleans, the building at the right is an artist's workshop   Fields on Isle d'Orleans
View from Les Ancetres on Isle d'Orleans showing the bridge back to the mainland   View from Les Ancetres on Isle d'Orleans
View from Les Ancetres on Isle d'Orleans   Susan taking the next shot here ...
The 300 year old farm house that is now the restaurant called Les Ancetres on Isle d'Orleans   From the terrasse at Les Ancetres

Quebec City
 
Statue of Samuel de Champlain outside the Chateau Frontenac   Looking down over Lower Quebec
The Chateau Frontenac   Again, from back on the boardwalk (Le Promenade des Gouverneurs)
Looking across to the south shore, perhaps it is Levi?   The grounds around the Citadel and a stage being setup for the St Jean Baptiste celebration
The grounds around the Citadel   The garden of Jean d'Arc
Quebec city from the elevator in the Loews-Concorde hotel   Again
Montcalm's statue   An old church
Montcalm's statue   From inside the Musee des Beaux Arts, looking at Wolfe's statue
Wooden sculpture in a lobby in the Museum, looking straight up   From inside the Musee des Beaux Arts
Wolfe's statue   Busy street full of cafes. We ate at the Voo Doo Grill - upper level across the street
Approaching the St Louis gate through the city walls   Man playing a guitar, walking along the city walls
Susan on top of the wall   Top of the wall
Streets of Vieux Quebec   Streets of Vieux Quebec

Canyon Ste Anne
 
Flowers at the Canyon Ste Anne   Flowers at the Canyon Ste Anne
Flowers at the Canyon Ste Anne   Overlooking the lower Canyon
Susan at the first bridge   The river above the falls
Top of the falls   A silent watcher
Going over ...   Artistic driftwood - yes, it's a water fountain
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   Those are bunchberries!
The falls   Upper level bridge
From the upper level   From the upper level
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
Looking down to the low level bridge   The falls
See - that's me waving in the shadow below   The falls
The low level bridge is NOT horizontal   Men working
Men working   The falls
The falls   The falls
A little waterfall at the side   A little waterfall at the side
A little waterfall at the side   A little waterfall at the side
The falls   Looking up at the Upper level bridge
A little waterfall at the side   Run-out after the falls
Run-out after the falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls - looks like a good swimming hole   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls - nice rainbow   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls   The falls
The falls      

Baker Inn, Baie St Paul, Malbaie, Pointe au Pic, Manoir Richelieu
 
Susan in front of the Baker Inn, a nice spot for dinner near Ste Anne de Beaupré   Overlooking Baie St Paul
Beach at Baie St Paul   Harbour at Baie St Paul
Quai at Baie St Paul   Quai at Baie St Paul
Beach at Baie St Paul   Beach at Baie St Paul
Harbour at Baie St Paul   Overlooking Baie St Paul
Along the shoreline   The river
Susan on the Boardwalk at Manoir Richelieu   Manoir Richelieu
Manoir Richelieu   Manoir Richelieu
The river   La Malbaie
Teeing off at Manoir Richelieu   Here I am at Pointe au Pic
Here I am at Pointe au Pic   What is this flower?
The garden at the Manoir Richelieu kept Susan quite entertained   The garden at the Manoir Richelieu kept Susan quite entertained
The garden at the Manoir Richelieu kept Susan quite entertained   Watching the sun set from the dining room at the Manoir Richelieu
Watching the sun set from the dining room at the Manoir Richelieu   Watching the sun set from the dining room at the Manoir Richelieu
Watching the sun set from the dining room at the Manoir Richelieu   Watching the sun set from the dining room at the Manoir Richelieu

Back in Quebec City, in the Lower Town
 
Streets of lower town   Streets of lower town
Statue on the corner with water like waves on the masthead   Streets of lower town
Place Royale   Place Royale
Place Royale   Place Royale
The Funicular goes from here to the Chateau Frontenac   Down near the ferry dock
See the Chateau Frontenac in the walled city way up above      

Whale Watching
 
Low tide, looking out from the bay where we caught the boat   This looks like our boat coming
Hope we don't dock there!   At least we're not on one of these little things
Yup, that's us -- on the left   It was a little damp that day
Getting a good ride   Getting a good ride
Getting a good ride   Across the Saguenay fjord we see part of Tadoussac
Looking up the Saguenay fjord - there's a storm coming   They said there was a whale in this bay
Honest, a whale   Did I mention it was a little damp?
That storm's rushing in on us   JUST missed it
These people are even wetter than we are   Close to the action, yes, but wet
Think I missed it again   Finally, some wildlife
There it is   Finally, a whale - at least part of it
The storm washed over us in 15 minutes, headed out to sea and we went further up the fjord   Susan's ready for the weather
Actually, once the sun came out, it was quite beautiful   There were waterfalls everywhere
Up the Saguenay fjord   Up the Saguenay fjord
Up the Saguenay fjord   Up the Saguenay fjord
Up the Saguenay fjord   Up the Saguenay fjord
Up the Saguenay fjord   I told you there were waterfalls everywhere
I told you there were waterfalls everywhere   I told you there were waterfalls everywhere
I told you there were waterfalls everywhere   I told you there were waterfalls everywhere
I told you there were waterfalls everywhere   Headed back to port
Headed back to port   Headed back to port
The Tadoussac Hotel   Headed back to port
Headed back to port   The bay in front of the GREMM - Groupe de recherche et d'education sur les mammifères marins
A whale backbone at GREMM   Great little seafood buffet restaurant were the wait staff also entertains
... and with percussion too   It's the Cafe du Fjord
Heading back to base camp, the ferry from Tadoussac to Baie Ste Catherine   Ferry ride
Ferry ride   Ferry ride

Resort, Montmorency and heading Home
 
We saw the biggest moth!   Car keys help give a sense of the size of the moth
Here's the view from the central resort building back to our unit   Along the old road back towards Quebec - this is known as "the house with the green roof" for some reason
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls - view of the bridge over to Isle d'Orleans
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls   Wild rose
Wild rose   Bridge over to Isle d'Orleans
The "Big O" from our hotel room in Montreal    

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