Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Percé Rock 2018

Percé Rock, in the Gaspé,
 is one of 10 most fascinating 
rock formations found on earth. 

I'm always amazed when I see it.

I visited Percé Rock with my family.
We made a quick stop there on
the way to Forillon Park.

My Grandkids wanted to
walk out to the "hole in
the rock",  at the far end.
Accessible by foot, at low tide.

I'm sharing some of my photos.
It was very windy down close to the rock.
At times, it was hard to hold on 
to the camera or phone.

On the cliff...  
 Villa Frederick-James
built in 1888.
An American painter built his residence 
on this cliff, attracting artists from
around the world. 
This  Villa is operated  by 
Laval University in Quebec City.
An international Summer School,
used for conferences, exhibitions etc.
It's been closed for the past 2 yrs.,
and reopened this year. 

Bonaventure Island in the distance.
A bird Sanctuary.
One of the largest and most accessible
 colonies of birds, in the world 

with more than 280,000 birds.

We had lunch in the town of Percé and 
started our journey to the rock.
A view of the country side on the way.

Stairway down to the beach.
It's a long rocky walk to the rock.
 We're getting closer.

On the top of this hill is a lookout.

Martin my son-in-law and the Grandkids, 
 Mathieu and Sabrina, went ahead to try to 
get to the hole in the rock before 
the tide came in.

Looking West

A view of the Villa from the beach.
 Villa Frederick-James
built in 1888.

View North.

 Suzanne and Pinot

Annie and Suzanne

Martin with the green t-shirt,
Sabrina and Mathieu.

Annie found a rock to sit on.

The tour boat.

The tour boat around 
the back of the rock.

Annie in the photo hanging onto her hat.


Martin, Mathieu and Sabrina
They went out,  nearly to the hole in the rock.
Had to turn back, the tide was coming in and
it's a rugged walk over the rocks.

They circled the rock.

 Suzanne touching the rock

Heading back.

Thanks for your visit xo...

To view my tour trip to Bonaventure Island 
a few yrs. ago,
click here.

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