Day 5-6 Metis-Sur-Mer   Leave a comment

Driving from Quebec to Metis Sur Mer, we stopped at Pointe-au-Pere lighthouse. This lighthouse has been in operation since 1975. The previous lighthouses were destroyed by fire. Because of the dangers navigating the St. Lawrence River, ships must stop at this point to pick up a pilot who will guide them down river to Quebec City.

The drive along the water, Rt. 132, is absolutely gorgeous.

The town just before our campground is very unique with their “cement” sculptures, which look different, depending on whether the tide is in or out.

They are also into muriels, just like Quebec. Solid walls on buildings look so much better with artwork.

We spent the day at Reford Gardens. At the entrance is a huge lawn chair, so of course we had to get our pictures.

As you enter the gardens you are greeted with this wall of flowers. This year they were not in bloom, but I have added a photo from a few years ago.

There are azaleas in every color imaginable.

There is a small museum with replicas.

The view from the museum is a million dollar view.

Bill was about to use the restroom

NO, NO, Bill, that’s just for show!!!!

The gardens are full of sculptures of different types. Next to the museum was something really interesting. They were wooden sticks in the ground. When you stand in front of them, they are orange, when you stand beside them, they are blue!

There was also a “rock rocker”

There is also an “interactive” area where Bill and I could swing. While we were swinging the swing was dispersing seed or grain.

They have “wifi”

And this tunnel type sculpture created a cool picture.

What a beautiful garden.


Posted June 24, 2015 by carolnbill in Travel

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