Departed from Quebec City – Day 29

After leaving Quebec City we had calm water as we headed down the river. There was fog for the first two hours so the radar and GPS maps became very important in careful navigation. The last hour to our stop for the day was a very light chop and the fog cleared.

Going from Quebec City downstream on the St. Lawrence River about 80 miles to the marina called Marina Cap-a L’aigle. This excellent small marina is about 3 miles downstream from the town of La Malbaie, on the north bank of the river.

Leaving Quebec City with calm waters.

Leaving Quebec City with calm waters.

Glad we had not planned to get gas at this marina. The part of the dock with fuel is being rebuilt and the gas pump and it's dock were high and dry!

Glad we had not planned to get gas at this marina. The part of the dock with fuel is being rebuilt and the gas pump and it’s dock were high and dry!

Capa L'aigle Marina with tide about half way out.

Cap-a L’aigle Marina with tide about half way out.

The iboats.com boat docked at low tide in the Marina Cap-a L'aigle.

The iboats.com boat docked at low tide in the Marina Cap-a L’aigle.

Dock supports that are completely out of the water due to the low tide. By morning these will be covered with 15 feet of water.

Dock supports that are completely out of the water due to the low tide. By morning these will be covered with 15 feet of water.

We decided to take the bikes and ride the 3 miles into the town of La Malbaie.

We decided to take the bikes and ride the 3 miles into the town of La Malbaie.

Town of La Malbaie at the mouth of the Malbaie River.

Town of La Malbaie at the mouth of the Malbaie River.

Heading back toward the marina from town. the sign shows where we were this morning in Quebec City (in kilometers) and where we are going tomorrow, the town of Tadoussac at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.

Heading back toward the marina from town. the sign shows where we were this morning in Quebec City (in kilometers) and where we are going tomorrow, the town of Tadoussac at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.

Large church in the town of La Malbaie.

Large church in the town of La Malbaie.

Returning to the marina with the tide very low.

Returning to the marina with the tide very low.

Waterfall by mairna

Waterfall by mairna

Part of the dock that has seen better days.

Part of the dock that has seen better days.

Meet Peter (left) from England and Clive (right) from Tanzania. They left Chicago and are on their way to Greenland and with weather permitting, the Northwest Passage Way! They are working very hard to get ready.

Meet Peter (left) from England and Clive (right) from Tanzania. They left Chicago and are on their way to Greenland and with weather permitting, the Northwest Passage Way! They are working very hard to get ready.

Along the shore of the St. Lawrence

Along the shore of the St. Lawrence

Peter waving goodbye

Peter waving goodbye

Lovely gardens

Lovely gardens

Same Yard

Same Yard

Beside the church was this monument to those who had served in the 1st World War.

Beside the church was this monument to those who had served in the 1st World War.

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

A Happy Captain

A Happy Captain

Quebec Lock

Quebec Lock


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Departed from Quebec City – Day 29 — 2 Comments

    • HI Elizabeth and thanks for the comment. Yes! We did get 3 or 4 rays of sun with blue sky after it had rained on us as we rode the bikes into town…and then the clouds returned and we got more rain. No wonder everything is so beautifully green around here! We are loving it all, and the people are so friendly and helpful. Have a great day.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Brun

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