Whale watching Gulf of St. Lawrence

Discussion in 'Canada' started by simbaboy, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Most of the search hits were in French--No Hablo' Frances.
    But the couple of hits in English point to a beautiful village and even nicer people. I will have to see this place, but may need a translator.
    Thanks and appreciate the help and advice from all on this thread.
    I hope many of you can join me anywhere along the way.
    Simba
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  2. 2brnut2b

    2brnut2b Been here awhile

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    If you go there, just take a walk from the pier to the little white chapel. There if you are in a good day, you can watch whales and belugas very close on the shore. Bring your sandwiches and beer and chill out.

    I've subcribed this thread and if the timing is good, I'll try to joint you for a day around. It's about 2 1/2 hours ride from home. I'll post you some good places to visit later on.

    Enjoy !


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  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Thanks--I hope you can join.
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  4. Osprey!

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    Subscribed. Too early to tell whether I can join, but it's a possibility. :D
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  5. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    When the time gets closer and we can plan more accurately...

    A couple of early ideas for off pavement routing in Eastern Ontario:

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  6. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Those pics are making me look forward to my trip next year.
    Thanks for your comment on my 'Moab Thread'. Yes, I will bring a camera or two on my whale watching tour. My DSLR camera stays home as I tend to destroy cameras.
    I hope you can join. I will be updating the specifics as we get closer to May 2015. If its still too cold, may do it early June.

    Thanks,
    Simba
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  7. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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  8. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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  9. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I do not know when the whales come to the Quebec side of the gulf but here on the east coast of Newfoundland they show up to feed on caplin. Usually late June they arrive and feed for 6 weeks or so before heading south.
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  10. LSGiant

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    If you go in May and if you go the Northern route and if you stay on pavement or normal roads I may join you. As you know I am farther west and would come around from the top. I have yet to plan my epic ride for 2015.
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  11. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    That would be great. I am thinking May unless its still very cold.
    Simba
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  12. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    Christmas Holiday is coming up I need warm things to dream about. Any more information on this.
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  13. jfman

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    Price of fuel is going down, free bed in Montreal... no reason not to go really.

    BTW: People just need a place to crash and bolt in the AM I am more than OK with this. You stay as long as you want (after 7 days I'll evict :1drink) and you leave as soon as you wish. Free country :norton
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  14. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I know when I rode by there in 2007, I pulled over a bit before the ferry and saw a several Belugas close enough to shore to see there faces and with in 10 minutes, a giant surfaced in the same spot. Other spectators said it was "Rockwall Bluh", pardon my my Ontarian French. I think it was a Blue Whale?

    I did not stay long... 10 minutes probably 10 whales...like goldfish at the Floral Clock
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  15. multiphrenic

    multiphrenic Been here awhile Supporter

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    oh I am in. Will definitely tag along for some of the journey!
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  16. 568V8

    568V8 Ontario Vstrommer

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    Don't stop at Tadoussac, just stay on hwy # 138 and follow the coast line the end of the road at Natashquan.
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  17. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    May cannot come here soon enough.
    I hope many of you can join.
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  18. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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  19. limestone

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    Hey Simba, this sounds like a great ride - have thought of heading that way at some point soon but would be much more fun to hook up with some others. I work for myself and can usually pick when I time I take off, but my preference is June, just because of warmer weather (wimp alert!).

    I live in Kingston, ON, and ride a KLR.
    Cheers
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  20. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Hi Simba - I've worked out a possible route from Bancroft to the edge of Montreal.
    It currently includes a 40km abandoned railroad bed that is quite beautiful and tame, but can be bypassed if the group doesn't like it - or time doesn't permit - or the route doesn't work with the final plan, etc.
    Depending on timing - my home near Prescott can accomodate as many riders as necessary.

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