We left the harbor and marina at Tadoussac on the St. Lawrence River and went up the Saguenay Fjord about 40 miles to the famed statue of Mary high on the cliffs above the water. The granite cliffs are many hundreds of feet high and the depth of the water just 50 feet out from where the cliffs enter the water is as much as 800 feet deep. As we headed up the fjord we were met by small pods of all white beluga whales.
The total miles thus far for our 3,500 mile adventure is 1,198 miles, with 99 hours on the engines. Only 2,300 more miles to go.
Traveling up the Saguenay Fjord.
Looking at the fish and depth finder near the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord. What it shows are huge schools of small fish and that’s why we were also seeing beluga whales all around us.
Amazing cliffs along the Saguenay Fjord.
High on the cliffs overlooking the Saguenay Fjord is the statue of the Virgin Mary, called Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay.
As we head up the fjord, with towering cliffs in many places.
A better picture of the waterfall.
A few miles up the fjord we found this lovely waterfall dropping several hundred feet into the water.
Low tide at the marina show how the marina was built right into the rock.
Showing low tide at the marina and how the floating docks are built so they can go up and down with the tide.
Bruno and Cari–it is sure fun following you each day of your trip. You are seeing so many new sites that can only be accessed from the waterway. Looks like a fabulous trip. So many unbelievable sites. Enjoy.
Hi Paula and thank you for the blog with well wishes. Yes, we really are having the time of our lives! I agree with you that seeing all that we are able to see from a boat, versus on land by bus or car, really does give one a very different and interesting perspective.This is such a beautiful part of the world!