Sunday, August 15, 2010

La Rayon de Soleil Campground at St. Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Quebec

After backtracking through Quebec City and crossing the river, we traveled east along in route to Rivere du Loup. Mid afternoon that Sunday, we reached the day's destination a former KOA Campground, now independently owned and renamed Le Rayon de Soleil where we stayed for two nights. We never knew exactly why, but there was a small pen in the campground that held one goat and one sheep who looked happy to see anyone walk up to the pen. We felt bad for the poor things. Here we met a fellow who was vacationing with his wife and adult daughter and on their way home to Minnesota. We've seen so few Americans along the way, we struck up a conversation with them and learned their route had been to some areas of Canada where we were heading. They would be pulling out early the next morning so we didn't really get to know them or get a photo. Monday's day trip was to the riverbank village of Notre-Dame-du-Portage. This is a beautiful place and I took lots of pictures of the homes. The landscape here is also breathtakingly beautiful, as the farmlands reach right down to the water's edge. Large tracts of land are growing in lovely colors, the yellow blooming fields, we were told later, are of some kind of granola. We've passed thousands of areas of delicate pink wildflowers and I have managed to get a few pictures of them too. Here is a link.
July 18-19, 2010 Riviere du Loup

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