July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013 Day 62  St. Lawrence River
Cap De L’Aigle Marina
Cap De L’Aigle, Quebec, Canada

Five o’clock this morning came early but that is when we departed Quebec City behind our friends on Outbound, heading east on the St. Lawrence River. We had a good ride today as the river was calm, and the partly cloudy sky never developed into anything worse.  After the first couple of hours we had the current with us and at one point we were flying at 18 mph! That was at our normal 1300 rpm which usually gives us 8 mph!  We felt sorry for the boats going west against that current.

We enjoyed the coastline with mountains to the north providing a pretty backdrop.  We could see a few ski slopes and they did not look like they were for beginners! We also passed a large waterfall about an hour east of Quebec City – very impressive.  It is taller than Niagara Falls.

We arrived at the marina before 1:00 and got secured into our slip for the night.  After all the sightseeing we did in Quebec City, we were content to just to read and rest on the boat this afternoon.   (A visit into town would also require transportation!)   There is a 15 foot tide here and depending on low or high we can or cannot see over the breakwall!

We had dinner on board and then made plans with Ron and Lisa for our departure tomorrow to Tadoussac. It is located on the banks of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River and is known as a whale watching destination.  There are many types of whales (at least 12) that we could see: beluga, minke, blue, humpback, and more – we don’t care which ones – we just want to see (and photograph) them!   
The waterfall!

Beautiful mountains along the St. Lawrence River