To finish the day, we had a lovely buffet dinner at “Restaurant Le Bateau,” complete with de la tarte à sucre! Very tasty.
I suppose I should go to bed now, seeing as we have a fun day planned for tomorrow at the Museum for Marine Mammals nearby. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the exhibits we see!
So long for now!
After the tour, we visited the Tadoussac sand dunes. The information centre was closed (it’s only open in the fall when the birds they study are migrating), but we were still able to wander around the cliffs and marvel at the beautiful sights.
We got very lucky and got a visit from a Humpback whale! Unfortunately, I only got a video of it, but I’ll edit it then post it later.
On our way back to the docks, we saw a group of beluga whales, too! They’re the white blobs.
With that, our whale-watching adventure was over and we headed back to land.
Then, two Fin whales showed up! They spouted and dove together.
Whales! Minke whales! There were tons of them, at least 10, all around the boat. The guide said they were hunting and feeding. We could see them coming up for breath and spouting, then diving and moving in slow circles. It was really neat!
This poster was in the “designated waiting area” for the whale-watching tour today. It was a gorgeous day, warm and sunny, and not too too chilly on the river. We set out excitedly, hoping to see as many whales as we could.
At first, we didn’t see much at all (mainly because a thick fog rolled in), but that didn’t last for long…
We arrived at the campsite in Tadoussac last night with a rental car in tow. The drive was beautiful, and the campsite is gorgeous too! So many trees…
We’re off to see some whales today. I’ll post later if I get some good shots.
If I don’t post, it is fair to assume that I have been eaten by a large whale. Please play “Baby Beluga” by Raffi at my funeral, as it will be stuck in my head for the rest of the week, at least. Thank you.
See you on the other side!
Goodbye, Gananoque! We had tons of fun exploring and learning about your history.
We are now on the road to Lévis, en Québec. Nous devrions pratiquer notre Français là-bas!
Stay tuned for our adventures in small-town Québec! À plus tard.
After the tour we had an impromptu adventure in a creek, we passed a restaurant called “The Socialist Pig”, then had a late lunch at a restaurant where all of the menu items ended with an exclamation mark! We played a small duet on a piano in the park (it said “Play Me,” we promise!), and found out about another Half Moon Bay!
All in all, we had a pretty exciting day in Gananoque!
This is the second bridge we went under. If I recall correctly, this is the bridge Frontenac, and it has its own biosphere!
As we passed under this bridge, a little girl ran from the front of the boat to the back so she could stand at the back railing and wave goodbye to it. Needless to say, it was very cute.