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... a New Zealand voice called Ben (Bin). But his comments and accent were a little irritating so I changed it to an Aussie called Ken. He is very polite and well spoken. We wanted to get to Rivierre du Loop, which is on the south side of the St Lawrence River, near the mouth. We had booked the night before through Expedia.com. After typing in the hotel address we noticed that the route had us crossing to the north side of the river at Quebec City. Fortunately this ...
... br> Nature, you know!!
The cruise continues a short distance up the fjord - it is a beautiful day -- we return and take
a drive into Tadoussac - lovely location almost wishing we had time to drive to Manic 5 the
hydro installations here are impressive -- check out the old Tadoussac Hotel, a couple of shops
a coffee house and dinner at Chez Mathilde - wow - impressive - expensive but impressive -
a 'biological' salad then salmon ...
... boarded at Tadoussac. We did get to see lots of whales, the smaller Minke Whales, Beluga and Fin Whales (no spectacular jumping like Barb's recent sighting though). It was impossible to get a photo. The commentary was predominately in French, with the token English sentence so they could advertise as bilingual. Every now and then we would hear the commentator shout 'Minke Whale at 3 o'clock and everyone would cheer and ...
Sunday - we are travelling the 'river route' just gorgeous - those same small stone houses, fruit trees and here and there fields of bright orange pumpkins!
Isle de Coudres - a short, free ferry to the Island - and we then circle the Island with the same
folks (you know how that goes - we came over together we'll leave together) and stop at the old Mill to purchase 90% wholewheat flour - then to the bakery where 'pate (sp) de soeur' come in
flavours - I buy cranberry ...
Friday - the proof that I haven't travelled for a while is that the first day of this blog is now
embedded in my trip to S Carolina/Georgia - oh well!
I have a couple of hours to wander and what do I find but the nearest location of Favouris
Chocolate - a Quebec success story - sort of like a gourmet Dairy Queen --
the evening before I had noticed a long lineup but this morning - I just walk in!!