Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

Rocher Tête d'indien, located in the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, à Pointe-Saint-Pierre, Québec, Canada.

Local Legend Near Percé: Rocher Tête d’indien

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On a day trip from Percé, Jelynne, Eva and I discovered the Rocher Tête d’indien, which is located south of the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, in Pointe-Saint-Pierre.

Rocher Tête d'indien, located in the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, à Pointe-Saint-Pierre, Québec, Canada.

Rocher Tête d’indien, located in the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, à Pointe-Saint-Pierre, Québec, Canada.

Legend has it that white men from Europe on a tall ship have one day dropped anchor in a cove located not far from Plate Island facing Pointe-Saint-Pierre. As they went to the shore, to get supplies of fresh water and wild fruits, they saw a young Indian princess busy in the forest entertaining young children. The men from elsewhere captured her and brought her to their distant country.

This sad face, whose gaze is riveted to the cliff, is that of her lover, who is tirelessly awaiting her return, resolved in her grief to turn her back to the sea as long as she does not bring back her beloved.

Rocher Tête d'indien, located in the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, à Pointe-Saint-Pierre, Québec, Canada.

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