Day 9-10 Perce, Gaspe   Leave a comment

The Gaspe Peninsula is such a beautiful drive. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the roads may take your breath away with each bump. As we descended the 17% grade in Perce, what a picturesque town!

The weather was perfect for us to enjoy the wonderful view we had at our campground. We even had whale sightings.

We enjoyed our first evening with an Italian sausage/Brats cookout overlooking “Land’s End.”

Followed by some rock racing.

Gerry always has to put a little “twist” into the race.

Our boat ride over to Bonaventure Island gave us a close look at this unique rock.

From Both sides.

We could also see that 17% grade road that brings you into the town of Perce. Below is a photo of driving down the road and a view of the road from the water.

On the other side of the island, we found a colony of gannets, the largest colony in North America and the second largest in the world.

The birds were everywhere, swimming, flying and nesting on the rocks. When they dive into the water from the air, they hit the water at over 100 miles per hour, or was that kilometers? Hmmmm…..

Once we unloaded onto the island, we hiked across the island, 3 miles roundtrip, to get a closer glimpse of the gannets. It was worth the uphill hike! Wow, what a sight! There were thousands! They were so fun to watch.

We saw “Mutual fencing, mutual preening, territorial defense, sky pointing.”

We ended our visit in Perce with those who wanted to participate in our lobster feast. Mike got a “3 pounder” while Marilyn only got a 2 pounder.

Bill, Steve, Linda, and I ate ours out on the picnic table, enjoying the beautiful view.

The end to a perfect day.


Posted June 29, 2015 by carolnbill in Travel

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