Gaspésie – sculptured by the sea…

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La Matre Lighthouse – still functions with mechanical workings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Martre,_Quebec

Gaspésie (official name), or Gaspé Peninsula – eastern Quebec, Canada

Gaspésie  – sculptured by the sea…

The last leg of our trip through Quebec was to the Gaspésie Peninsula, rated by National Geographic as a special destination.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2011-photos#/19-gaspe-peninsula-quebec-gannet-colony_30420_600x450.jpg

And it was! From our cabin/chalet at La Martre we traveled a 600 km loop through Gaspe, a collective of 27 villages across a 135km stretch, picking up a couple of splendid lobster for our lunch.

It was a truly wonderful experience and we have developed an affection for the friendly and happy people of Quebec – that you all for your warm hospitality!

And so we ended our 10 day almost 3,0000 kms road trip with Cydia  – with full hearts and tummies….we will be back to explore more of Quebec!

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Charming little village-Petite Vallee- that hosts a major annual song festival – keeping the Francophone culture live:
spesie-travelguide.com/Land-End/Festival-Petite-Vallee/
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Lobster time in Perce!
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Our first view of Roche Perce!
http://www.rocherperce.qc.ca/an/acc.asp
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lobster picnic…”one for you and one for me”
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People all around the world are worried about gas fracking…
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our chef extraordinaire Rogers cooking fruit de mer terrine
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hostess Michele
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our secret chalet …
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getting ready for the song festival – thousands will descend on this tiny village to belt out the best French language song…
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washing – this one is for you mum:)

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