Rising To The Road | Percé, Québec
Percé is perhaps the sweetest little stop along the Québec Maritime. At least, it was tied for my favorite along with Gaspé's Fortillon National Park.
Between the beauty of our campground aside the Gulf of St. Lawrence (take a look at Camping du Phare here), our adventure to to Percé Rock and Île Bonaventure (check out our visit to the two here) and all the seafood we were able to cook (cheaply!) in the trailer (like Fish + Shrimp Tacos and mouthwatering Garlicky Mussels), I was pretty much in seaside heaven the entire time.
Percé is a fishing town just before the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. I know, I know, you've seen no shortage of the like in RISING TO THE ROAD posts, being that we drove along the ocean or the St. Lawrence River (or the merging of the two) for the duration of our Canadian loop. I'd say "I'm sorry," but I'm not at all sorry for all of this oceanic beauty.
This particular little fishing village was decidedly tourist-oriented, with the majority of us sightseers headed, as we did, to the rock and the island. But while waiting for the boat to take us across (we arrived five minutes too late, and had to wait an hour for the next boat) one morning, we took an aimless drive just to see what was around. It turned out there was a lot to see and do in Percé; a lot that we didn't have the chance to dig into further.
I was curious about La Maison du Pêcheur and the surrounding hikes, but we just ran out of time to see it all in the few days we parked it in Percé. But, of course, I managed a few fly-by photos of destinations we'll dig into the next time we find ourselves in La Gaspésie.