The time we’ve spent on the Saguenay River has been an amazing experience. So much beauty! The magesty of the fijords is awe inspiring. I’ve run out of superlatives to describe it. Cliffs 1000 feet high, at times matching the water depth below, A place that was once covered with 3-4 kilometres of ice,
We were most of the time alone with our little R.E.D. seeing sites only visible from the water. The following images are just a fraction of the beautiful markings on the wall faces, left by the passing of thousands of seasons. Nature’s very own graffiti.
Here we are still trying our best to catch a fish…any fish would do really.
My Catch of a Lifetime
…so François fished while we sailed with a sweat soft wind at our back.
Anchorage today was Baie Éternité.
It was a bit of a challenge finding the perfect spot to drop the anchor because of the extreme water depth so close to the rock face combined with rising and lowering tides. But Captain, as always, found a secure place to stop.
R.E.D. at Rest
His choice comment of the day: ‘R.E.D. resting between Les Boules. Nothing could make me happier’. (you can refer to yesterday’s post for an explanation of Les Boules)
Catch of the Day
…and the catch of the day came from a can (of Salmon),some fresh provisions and of course bread from Tadoussac. Tomorrow we try again.
(recipe for my easy boat chowder here)
Today’s post is brought to you by laundry, washing up and magnificent scenery.
As we were leaving Tadoussac Harbour there was the sound of ‘whoosh’ and a lone whale breached to bid us goodbye.
Tadoussac Ferry (one of three)
Mouth of the Saguenay
…with La Boule, the formation on the right. François says that in Lac Saint-Jean area, women’s breasts are referred to as Les Boules.
…To give you a perspective of height, the boat at the base of the rock face (if you can see it) is about 20′ long.
R.E.D. at the base of a 920′ cliff
…close enough to touch the rock face, in water in excess of 100′ depth.
Nature’s Rock Climbers
Sailing to Anchorage
Fishing for Supper
…? Ribs on the barbie tonight…
…and with the magnificent must come the mundane…
Good night all from the well-fed crew of R.E.D. at Anse aux Petits Îles