Oh what a day! We turned a two-hour drive into an all-day adventure by taking a few detours, planned and unplanned. And we’re glad we did!
As we left Tadoussac this morning, we chose a drive through the town that we thought would eventually link back to the highway. And we discovered…sand dunes. As far as the eye could see.
We even found moose tracks as we explored the area. It turned out that the road was closed beyond a certain point (it became a bike path) so we had to backtrack a bit but the dunes were worth it.
Next stop was the Cap-de-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre near Les Bergeronnes.
They have created an area among enormous flat rocks where you can sit for hours and watch whales surfacing and diving.
And, yes, we saw whales! So close that you didn’t even need binoculars.
In another small community, we took a short hike through dunes and marshes to a long sand spit and saw…seals playing in the water! (I don’t have a photo of the seals but this is the bay).
In addition, while we were there, a large flock of snow geese flew right over our heads.
Does it get any better than that? And this is only Day Three!
Next we leave the St. Lawrence and turn north, on our way to Labrador City. We’ve been cautioned to watch for empty lumber trucks speeding along and moose crossing the road. And so we will.
The adventure continues!