While Waiting on the Tide…

RedFox_ParcBic_1Hiking the shoreline of Bic National Park (parc national du Bic) in Quebec, waiting for the water to push out a little further so we are able to pass around boulders and cliffs that are only passable during low tide. While stopped and listening to gently crashing waves and breathing in salty air this little red fox appears from the scattered boulders waiting with us until the water will recede enough for the hike to continue.

FleuveSaint-LaurentLandscape_ParcBic1 We are walking beside the immense St. Lawrence River (Le fleuve Saint-Laurent) as it opens up to the Gulf of St Lawrence, which then flows into the North Atlantic Ocean. The river becomes tidal somewhere around Quebec City, about 300 km upstream of where we are walking and it does feel like being on the cusp of the ocean.

RedFox_ParcBic_6September might be the best month to take a vacation. The best time for missing the summer crowds and peak insect season while still basking in (mostly) gorgeous weather.

© Karen McRae, 2015

28 thoughts on “While Waiting on the Tide…

  1. On more thorough reading I realise you are quite a way from the beach proper Karen, so my comment above isn’t really accurate. Following the link it looks an amazing place. Enjoy!

  2. Love the second to last shot of the silhouetted rock. It’s like an ogre waiting to be awakened. (And who doesn’t love a wee baby fox?) What a terrific day you had.

  3. What a beautiful sighting, Karen. I have fond memories of my grandparent’s home on the St. Lawrence near Clayton, NY. Such fun times. (miles from you, I’m sure!)

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