Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva


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Percé Rock, Gaspé Peninsula

Most of the footage for this 4K drone video was captured at dawn. That means that I had to get up just before sunrise, which was just before 4:30 a.m. It was definitely worth it – not just for the early morning light but to see the birds and sea life come to life. I hope I was able to cinematize the magic of Percé Rock in the morning within these 3 min 56 sec.

 

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


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Local Legend Near Percé: Rocher Tête d’indien

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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Video: Meet (or not) the Whales of Percé, Québec

We had the best intentions of seeing whales (even just one!) but we had no such luck. However, we did have some fascinating views of Percé Rock. This limestone Rock is 438 metres long by 88 metres high and was formed on the bottom of the ocean bed during the Devonian period (375 million years ago).

It was well worth the attempt and I’d recommend the cruise just for a different perspective of the area. Who knows, maybe you’ll have the chance, if you go on this cruise, to feel the spray of a fin whale or a humpback as it blows nearby.

Centre d’Art Marcel Gagnon is located is located on the St. Lawrence River in Sainte-Flavie in Gaspésie.


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Centre d’Art Marcel Gagnon

As we were making our way to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts in Québec, we discovered a beautiful auberge, which is also an art gallery: the Centre d’Art Marcel Gagnon.

In 1984, the painter, sculptor and writer transformed a modest cottage into an art gallery that transformed itself over time and its creativity. Since its inception, it has become a centre where art, sea and the good table enchant the people of the region and tourists of passage.

The indoor and outdoor gallery, that features the sculptures of the “Grand Rassemblement,” is located on the St. Lawrence River in Sainte-Flavie in Gaspésie. We admired more than 80 life-size statues emerge from the sea. After enjoying dinner at their restaurant, the statues transformed as we explored the outdoor exhibit as a result of the outdoing tide and the vibrant sunset.