August 12, 2019
After crossing the bridge from Campbellton, NB to Québec province on Monday I started driving east along Route 132. People had told me this would be a spectacular drive and I was not disappointed. This is what makes traversing my scenic roads attractive and rewarding. In this case, driving by water, be it a lake, river or ocean on a sunny day with the sun at your back is just magnificent.
Here are some of the things I saw along the way:
This is the Church of Saint Jean l’Évangéliste near Nouvelle, QC.
Given that it was in the shade, here is a better photo I found online:
(Photo credit: originis.ca)
Further down the road I saw this church high up on a hill very close to the road. As I looked up towards it as I drove past the sun reflected off the silver steeple. I took a photo from the base to try and show what I saw, then crossed the road to get the other photos. This is Saint-Omer Catholic Church in Saint-Omer, QC.
I continued east on Route 132 and found this church in Saint-Siméon. It is the Catholic Church of Saint-Siméon de Bonaventure.
Across the road and facing the Bay of Chaleurs (separating the Gaspé Peninsula from New Brunswick) were some little public balconies along a wooden boardwalk. They had flowerboxes and I thought it would make a great picture looking out over the water.
I tried to move the blue & black recycling/trash bin out of the shot but it was literally nailed down (it gets quite windy out by the water) so I had to squat down and improvise: