|Doris' Garden !|
It wasn’t even eight o’clock yet and we moved on to our next tourist attraction. “Les Jardins de Doris” (Doris’ Gardens). From the road, we could see that there was a multitude of flowering plants. Helen wanted to stop, actually, because Doris is her sister’s name also. We were not disappointed with the stop. The garden had peaceful
Time to move east on route 132. The Gaspésie is noted by its scenic shore line drives and the little townships that are actuated by a towering church steeple at their center. The photographic opportunities are everywhere. The St Lawrence Seaway is now wide enough that the distant shores are no longer visible. The paved road winds up and down the rocky cliffs between towns. We stopped many times to grab that hopefully perfect shot.
|View from our Campsite ~ Indian Head!!|
The game plan was to drive all the way to the town of Gaspe some 200 miles from Matane. We did that, but we were a little disappointed that we couldn’t dry camp anywhere in town. Some towns have regulations on this. It’s usually towns that have a few campgrounds in the area. To top that off, it is some sort of holiday time and many Canadians are off for the next two weeks and many campgrounds are full. We spotted a couple of RV’s at McDonalds and talked to them about a place to stay for the night. They were headed for a campground in Perce “Tete d’Indien” (Indian Head), it was on our direction of travel and we followed. The Indian Head campground was just what we were looking for!
That is what we saw and did!