June 27 Wednesday Mercredi
In the early morning hours, our first stop is a visit to a spectacular lighthouse in Point au Pere. On a museum tour, we see a 3-D film on the Empress of Ireland and view artifacts and tons of information about the ship. It was a tragic story, as over 1000 died in 14 minutes. Unfortunately, much like the Titanic but on a smaller scale.
Afterwards we have lunch at a small gourmet shop and visit an art gallery near La Bic.
As I write now, we are on the ferry Traverse in Rimouski to Forestville. Expensive but worth it. Eighteen dollars each plus $38 cost to bring our little Hyundai Elantra to the other side of the St Lawrence River.
After a 2-3 hour trip, we arrive at 6:45PM in Forestville and start the drive on Route 138 to Tadoussac. As is the norm, sometimes the best things to see are unplanned. We stumble upon a suspension bridge and a waterfall. It’s so amazing, we must get out of the Hyundai and take a short hike.
The best things in life ARE free. Back in the car, we pass an Indian village and then realize it would have been the perfect stop for the night- a motel, a mexican reataurant, a grocery store (we have thing about grocery stores) but alas, we keep going in the pouring rain now and do find a great B & B for $110 a night:
Tres Bien! Time to lay down our weary heads.