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River St. Charles

Over our long weekend, we took the time to go for a walk along a section of the river St. Charles. There are several walks available along this secondary river that feeds into the mighty St. Lawrence. On this particular day we chose to do the historic Secteur de L’Anse-à-Cartier — walking towards the spot historically associated with where Jacque Cartier’s boat landed and the first French settlement was established here, in Québec City. We walked from Pont Drouin all the way to the Pont Marie-de-L’Incarnation before catching the bus home. The route took us past and under a number of bridges and , for the most part, was deserted of any other walkers. Which, in and of itself, was unusual for this section of river. Not that we were complaining, given it meant we had the walk almost complete to ourselves. This is a tidal river, as you can tell by the weirdly awful colour of the water, sediment gets churned up twice a day. The good thing about that is, it attracts a …

On the Edge

So what have we been up to this long weekend? Visiting friends and socially distancing by being outside, and taking a wonderful walk around one of Québec City’s most famous attractions: the Montmorency Waterfalls Park (Parc de le Chute Montmorency) just outside of the city. Famous because it is reportedly 30m (99 ft) higher than Niagara Falls—and this is important when size matters! While it may not have the size and grandeur of Niagara Falls, Montmorency is still, nonetheless, spectacular in it’s own way and just as impressive in majesty. More over, it’s easier to get to, fun to walk around the extensive grounds, and was also the site of General Wolfe’s encampment during the battles between the British and French. So is steeped in history. I think the tourists come for the Falls though not the history lesson, plus the stunning views out across the mighty St. Lawrence river and towards the ile d’Orleans. And yes, that is a suspension bridge crossing the north shore to the ile d’Orleans (the only access in and off …

Out and About

I hope everyone is enjoying the Labour Day weekend. We’ve had too busy productive days already, as my partner took Friday off so we’d get a four-day mini break together. And while Friday and Saturday turned out sunny and warm, today the weather turned damp and overcast. What better reason to sit at home and binge-watch The Crown with good coffee and Lindt chocolate. Hopefully I’ll get some photos prepped this afternoon to share with you tomorrow, that’s if, we’re not out going somewhere else to enjoy a quiet walk. In the mean time … here’s some pretty flowers.