August 13, 2019
Here are some other things I saw Tuesday morning while in Cap-des-Rosiers on the Gaspé Peninsula of Québec province.. As I drove in to town from the west:
As I walked back from the lighthouse to get some photos of the “welcome to town” sign which was on the east side of town I went past a home which had wooden models of three lighthouses out front. This was the nicest one:
It was maybe 3 feet tall. There were also some nice birdhouses:
While I was stopped in this small town to take photos of the lighthouse and was parked safely off the road in it’s parking area I noticed that I was atop a tall cliff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence. I took these photos of some birds:
Three flying away from me, first totally out of rhythm:
And then in perfect sync:
And I stood and watched as this bird, or waterfowl if you prefer but still a bird, floated on the water, frequently diving for fish.
I didn’t know it at the time but I had found a lone Common Eider, the largest duck in the northern hemisphere. Now THIS was a duck!
As I said, it was a beautiful morning and this was a peaceful spot so I put the cameras away and just stood and soaked in the view for quite a while.
I was now at the far end of my clockwise loop around Forillon National Park and the road would next be taking me south, then west back to Gaspé.