Sunday, August 27, 2006

Kayaking on the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec

In mid-August, joined a group of 6 on a 55km (35 mi) kayaking expedition down the Saguenay Fjord. The picture below shows a GPS plot (irregular white line) from our departure at L'Anse-St-Jean to our arrival at Baie Ste-Catherine (near Tadoussac).

The expedition was provided by Fjord-en-Kayak

Our guide on this trip was Wade and his assistant was Marie-Anick.

The food provided on this trip was excellent and included:
- Marinated caribou filet, with wild berry sauce
- Bison sausages and cranberries
- Pheasant marinade with blueberry sauce

Our departure was from l'Anse-St-Jean, a wonderful village nestled in a cove along the fjord.

Our first night was spent in a great cabin built by SEPAQ at l'Anse a la Barge

The second night was spent camping at Pointe a la Passe Pierre.

Saw plenty of Beluga whales on this trip. The picture below shows one letting out air as it passes about 1 foot under my kayak.

For my first kayaking expedition, this was a pleasant learning experience. Also, as my first trip to the Saguenay region, it was an ideal way of discovering this magnificent fjord.

I can't wait to go back to see if our group's Inukshuk is still standing at Pointe a la Passe Pierre!

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