Monday, June 28, 2010

Gaspésie, Roche Percé, Bonaventure Island again

Above, the landward side of Bonaventure Island used to have human settlers, but is now parkland for the protection of the wildlife. However, visitors can walk the trail over to the viewing point to see the gannets "up close" -- too long a walk for the unfittie, however.

The cliffs on the seaward side of Bonaventure Island appear almost white with nesting gannets and gulls.
We passed two very fat seals when I was on deck and in a position to photograph them.
Below, the seaward side of Roche Percé with the last of the morning fog floating around it.

1 comment:

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness!! What a beautiful place to visit. The photo of the gannets is just exquisite. They are such a fascinating bird. I've never seen one up close like that, but during the fall they come in close enough to shore to watch them!