As we pause in Quebec City, I thought I should take the time to upload a few
photos. I've also added a new feature to my blog: medium-sized images.
Cap Tourmente Wildlife Preserve
"Cap Tourmente" means "Stormy Cape" in french. We walked a few trails in this
Whales at Point Noir
Since Helga gets terribly seasick, we elected to view the whales from shore
instead of going out on the water. I managed to get some passable photos
of the beluga whales, but nothing great. It needs more than a 480mm-equivalent
lens, and you should remember to change the exposure down by -2/3 or -1 when
you start instead of near the end of the day.
There were also Minke whales out on the water, but they tended to be further
away and I didn't get any photos.
Later at Tadoussac
After we watched the whales from Point Noir, we took a ferry across the
Saugenay to Tadoussac. We had been told that we could also see the whales
a bay 20km up the Tadoussac, but first a rainstorm hit while we were on the road
and when we arrived at the entrance to that park at 4PM we were informed that it was an hour each way to the observation point, not the 20 minutes round-trip
we were promised. so we went back to Tadoussac and took a short hike there,
viewing the same bay from the opposite side. However, we didn't actually see
any whales that time.
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