Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Gorgeous Gaspe'


The beauty of Quebec's maritime region, the Gaspe' Peninsula, which wraps around the shore of the St. Lawrence River, is quite famous. You hear people rave about it every time the region is mentioned but I still wasn't prepared. Canada is a beautiful, sprawling country in general so I figured the experience would be similar to the other Canadian provinces that I visited. It's not. Gaspe' which means "lands end" in the Mic Mac language, is literally another land, a whole world apart from the other. I was constantly catching my breath at the sheer wonder of the landscape, to the point that I think I stopped breathing many times.



Traveling around Gaspe's five provinces was like meeting individual members of a stunning family. Each one more gorgeous than the other. But it wasn't just the beauty, the purity and tranquility of the land seeps through the sea breezes.


The people of Gaspe' have lived in the area for generations and the respect and care that they offer to their environment is reflected in the spotless, raw landscape.



Such was the perfection of the landscape that yoga master Corrine Trang plopped down and meditated on the beach in the middle of our tour. It's that kind of place.


It's hard not to connect with nature at some point in the Gaspe', whether it's hiking through the mountains,sitting in the middle of a field or actually hugging a tree.


The spirit of the Gaspe' really  touched me and I'll always remember the sensation of roaming through this extraordinary destination. Have you traveled to a place that touched you in an unexpected way?

10 comments:

Indrani said...

Very calm and beautiful! Perfect for holidaying. :)

Fly Girl said...

Indrani, the Gaspe' is an easy place to relax!

Renuka said...

Wow! Such amazing scenery! Who would miss those views...

Fly Girl said...

Renuka, The landscape was indeed breathtaking. Thanks so much for stopping by!

A Cuban In London said...

You're quite right abotu Canada being a sprawling country. Your photos are an excellent testimony of this. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Fly Girl said...

Cubano, I think people forget how huge the country is.

TexWisGirl said...

that looks magnificent. your smile says it all. :)

Fly Girl said...

Tex, I spent a very happy time in the Gaspe'!

Andrew said...

Breathtaking views here, Rosalind. I'm particularly drawn to the second photo, and would just love to walk right into the scene, and down onto the beach!

Fly Girl said...

Andrew, that beach was one of my favorites as well!