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Minke whale jumping out of the water while feeding near Tadoussac.

Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins Road Trip 2015

A photography road trip along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River (Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins) has turned into an annual event. This will be the third year I have  taken a Tadoussac vacation and spent some time exploring the area. got the truck all packed up and I left the next morning, Friday June 19 at 4:30 AM. The beauty of leaving that early is there was no traffic at all until I got to Quebec City. A bit of construction there slowed me down for a few minutes but nothing to complain about.  Almost no waiting time at the Tadoussac ferry which was great, last year I had to wait about 90 minutes before getting on the ferry.     Finally arrived at the Paradis Marin campground around 10:30 AM.  I was early enough to be able to pick just about any camp area I wanted and I get the one I was hoping for.  Great view of the river and the whales feed right off shore.   Although I spend quite a lot …

Rainy Fathers Day

A first Father’s Day without my Dad.

As I sit on the edge of the Saint Lawrence near Tadoussac in the rain watching the Minke whales swim by I come to grips with the realization that this is my first Father’s Day without my Dad. I’m quite emotional thinking back to the first time I ever visited the North Shore of Quebec. I was probably 10 years old and going on my first fishing trip with my Dad. Lac Malfait north of Baie Comeau. Lots of firsts on that trip. First road trip, first time fly fishing, my first trout. Realizing that he is no longer here to share things with is rough. He would have enjoyed the scenery, the chorizo and scallops I made for supper and we would have enjoyed a pint together. Happy Fathers Day Dad. Hoist a Molson Ex wherever you may be!