Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Sunrise view from our dining room. Don't we find some great some...

There were three other RVs on this huge lot last night.

There were hundreds of gulls sitting on the parking lot - all...

It wasn't sunny or windy - I wonder why they all face...

Late this afternoon we found this roadside park right by a little...

Another view from our overnight parking spot. Didn't take any photos on...

Mexican Vegetable Quiche (Mushrooms, Onion, Red Peppers, Tomatoes)

(Ron Writing) Elena’s sinuses were giving her a major problem yesterday and that continued this morning. By noon she was feeling much better so we headed out of Campbellton after stopping by the library to use the internet.

We are going to miss the Maritime Provinces after spending three months touring that beautiful area of eastern Canada.

We crossed the Restigouche River into the province of Quebec at the town of Pointe-a-la-Croix. We found a visitor center there with a young lady who kindly spoke English and provided us with several maps and travel guides.

We headed east on Highway 132 on the Gaspesie Peninsula. This sparsely populated eastern part of Quebec is quite mountainous and is actually a northern part of the Appalachian range. Highway 132 is about the only highway on the Gaspesie and it runs all around the peninsula right along the coast.

We drove along the south side of Gaspesie. We saw mountains to the north of us and Chaleur Bay to the south. We could see across the bay to New Brunswick most of the time. Further east the highway turns to the northeast and we had the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the right.

Most people on Gaspesie live on farms or in small towns right along Highway 132. We saw a few farms also but most of the land is too hilly for farming. We passed through one small town after another, often one starts where the last one ends. There were also a few fishing harbors but the coastline here just doesn’t have many natural harbors.

Crossing into Quebec we gained an hour as we moved from the Atlantic time zone to the Eastern zone. By late afternoon we could easily notice how much earlier it was getting dark. We stopped at Chandler. We noticed a nice roadside park along the highway. It has a nice level parking lot so decided to park here for the night.

We had a delicious dinner again tonight. Elena made a Mexican vegetable quiche (our French dinner made with tortillas).

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