Getting to Trois Pistoles in Quebec was a matter of driving down the Canada Highway Nr 2 for the better part of a day. The last part, after leaving the motorway reminded us of Wallon in Belgium: all signs in French (of course, the no problem), terrible roads (less pleasant) and half completed road works (some worse than the actual roads)… But, all of that was fixed by the sunset view over the Lawrence River, where an5d the notion that we just had our second night of rain in two weeks, while back home it had been pouring for days.
From Trois Pistoles, our we took the ferry to Les Ecoumins and then booked two nights at the Domain des Dunes campground in Tadoussac. This was supposed to be our whale watching break, and and it was a successful one. On an evening excursion, and a two hour trip in a Zodiac, and we saw countless whales – I’ll look up the names later – including some harbour dolphins and humpback whales. Two came really close, and I was lucky to be filming at the right time.
Tadoussac itself is not the most exiting village, and but it was worth the stay just being able to see these whales.