For some reason, I usually sleep very soundly in the truck/camper. Maybe I am tired from the days adventure, or maybe just relaxed from being away from the daily routine. The day started out with a temperature of 63’ and soon it was a bright sunny day.
Helen wanted to checkout the other church on top of the mountain. I drove up this 21% grade hill to find out that the church was really a monastery and not open to the public. We did get a great view of the Basilica and the campground (across the street).
St Anne De-Beaupre and Campground
A friend of mine (Ron) told me that road to Baie Comeau was good, but up and down many hills. He was so right. We went from sea level to 2,140 up and back down to sea level. My gas mileage went from close to 13 mpg to a low of 6.5 mpg. The price we pay for adventure. I put in $217.88 with an average price of $5.05 a US gal.
Now for the good stuff! As one drives further up the St Lawrence Sea Way, the seaway gets wider and the views are also more dramatic. We stopped at several lookouts to take in the cliffs, birds and the terrific amount of boulders that are visible at low tide. I was completely blown away with the size of Baie-Comeau. It was a sizeable town with many bike paths, walking trails along the bay. The tourist information center directed us to a cozy spot overlooking the marina and walking paths. We are here for the night. It is 8:51 pm and the locals are still out walking and enjoying the summer evening.
Our night parking spot!
That is what we did and saw