Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More gaspé vacation pics

Pointe à la Renommé lighthouse is also VGF - the world's first maritime-radio station (built by Marconi)
If you have ever thought about visiting Quebec's Gaspé peninsula (aka land's end) we offer this advice: DO IT!

We just came back from a family vacation there and loved every minute of it.  Even though it wasn't a bike-based vacation, there was a bit of biking. And a lot of awesome scenery, and plenty of eating delicious fresh local seafood. The five national Parks in the region (we are including Bic provincial park even though it is slightly outside the Gaspé region) are all spectacular destinations.

Rock garden in garden competition at Jardin Métis

Prince of Maguisha fossil is 370 million years old

A few exotic bikes parked at Reford Gardens

Bike tourist road hogs

"corrected" statue of Réné Levesque in his hometown of New Carlyle

Fully loaded tourer zigging his fully loaded bike up a hill

Magnificently restored covered bridge on Matapedia river.

Submarine tours (inside and out) are now available at Pointe au Pere in Rimouski

L'Anse au Griffon was where we rented an appartment for a week

On the way to the Cap Gaspé lighthouse in Parc Forillon

Cap Gaspé lighthouse is at Land's End

Surprisingly a Mazda Miata can be used for a gaspé bike vacation

Shrimp poutine at Brise-Bise in Gaspé

Route Verte #1 south from L'Anse au Griffon passes through Parc Forillon on Portage trail

Boat tour to Ile Bonaventure gannet bird sanctuary includes drive past famous Roché Percé

100,000 northern Gannets happily reproducing the species

Shrimp in a cup in Riviere au Renard only cost $2.25

Matane shrimp roll in Pointe au Renard only cost 4.50

Another important and mandatory tourist stop is Reford Gardens/Jardin de Métis

This dog at Reford Gardens has a twin behind Montreal's Place des Arts

The garden at Reford Gardens is the best we've ever seen

One of a million beautiful blosoms at Reford gardens

Ste-Flavie has these floating sculptures

Ste-Flavie also has these sea-escaping sculptures

Lighthouse at Pointe-au-Pere

Typical Gaspésie Rt 132 hillscape

Covered bridge at Grande Vallée


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