Years ago Francois promised that someday he would take me to visit Tadoussac, a place where he spent some time when he was younger (and more foolish). This was a long time before R.E.D. entered our lives. So here we are, anchored in Tadoussac Harbour on our summer 2016 adventures, promise fulfilled.
We walked around the village then stopped off for a pint and what better way to get in the spirit of the community than a big plate of Bistro Poutine.
Poutine and Pints
And it just happens to be the day before Saint-Jean-Baptiste, la Fête Nationale des Canadiens Français. So to celebrate, we brought with us a fine bourbon which we purchased during our Adventure 2015 to be enjoyed just for this occasion.
Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
We will have front row ‘seats’ (anchorage) for the big celebrations tomorrow.
Fire Wood Prepared
With less than two months until spring, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming boating season….never too early.
We paid a brief visit to R.E.D. to make sure there wasn’t too much snow accumulating on her tarp. All was good.
Then we stopped to pick up our Atlas of Tidal Currents, a publication that will help us in navigating the challenging waters of the Saint-Lawrence River.
Also necessary and in Canada, mandatory to have onboard, paper charts for the areas we will visit.
Our plan for this year is travel from our home port in Montreal down the Saint-Lawrence Seaway to eventually reach Gaspé. If all goes well we may even venture farther, to complete what’s known as the
‘Down East Loop’.
Route Plan Summer 2016
There is much to do between now and spring launch. We have an ever-growing to do list, including modifications to complete and purchases to make so our life on the water is as safe as possible. Some additions will also help to give us more autonomy while away from home.
I’ll be keeping up to date on our progress with a blog post here and there so check back with us from time to time or to make it even easier, why not subscribe by email and little R.E.D. tidbits will be delivered directly to your inbox.
Next up, Rhode trip…