For as long as I can remember, arriving home meant smelling it. Except this year. This year, I smelled it ages earlier, during our cross-Canadian road trip. And it forced me to redefine what home really means.
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People come to the Gaspé Peninsula to visit a place that holds a unique place in Canada’s story. Located at the very tip of continental Canada, it has that “end-of-the-road” feel to it. The Gaspé Peninsula calls out from afar to curious travelers, but you truly have to want to come here to be here. We heard the call and came. And we’re glad we did.
There’s been an abnormal radio-silence on Wandering Footsteps these past few weeks. What better way to explain our absence than with a 6-week wrap-up? This post takes us through Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, brings us home and in the arms of family, and wraps-up an 11-month North American loop!
Of all the wildlife encounters I’ve had (and there have been many!), spotting whales has always been one of my favourite. It was no surprise, then, that when I learned that we could see beluga whales in Quebec’s Fjord du Saguenay, or any of thirteen species of whale in the Saint Lawrence River, I was in!
I have been to twenty African countries; I’ve slept on deserted islands in the South Pacific; and I have trekked in jungles in Asia and South America. After almost two months in this country, I can safely say that never have I ever experienced a wilderness so wild as in Canada.