After a very feisty day at anchor (yes, even in a secure bay it can get really rough), we planned our retreat from Tadoussac. First a stop at the marina for gas and to replenish our water supply. $10 gave us 3 hours of service (electricity and all the marina had to offer) and Sean, the dock master’s tips of the day: grocery store delivers free of charge and there is a fresh market within walking distance. Best find, eggs that won’t need refrigeration and so much fresh produce.
We left Tadoussace Harbour at the end of high tide…
Past the rippled currents of the Saguenay River…
Saguenay meets Saint Lawrence
…into the mix of water densities between the fresh water of the Saguenay and the salty Saint Lawrence.
With fair weather forecast and favourable winds our target anchorage for the day was back to Anse aux Basques. We feel so fortunate sailing along and seeing all the whale sitings.
At anchor I let loose my best whale watching music…
Whales in Motion
We bathed in a fresh 13 ° C water and we honestly can’t remember when we haven’t had to sail in tuques and polar fleece and when our cabin has been this warm and dry.
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
On our last day at anchor in Tadoussac Harbour before heading up the Saguenay River we took the time to play tourist…
Parcour de la Colline
…then back to our favourite watering hole to quench a mighty thirst and hunger for that delicious Poutine du Bistro.
Joyeuse Saint-Jean Baptiste
Happy Saint-Jean Baptiste Day