Our travels since our last post have brought us back up the St. Lawrence River as far as Montreal. We plan to spend at least a week here because it’s one of our favourite cities, with many things to do.
Stops along the way from Tadoussac included Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a small town on the south shore about 50 miles downriver from Quebec City, Levis (right across the river from Quebec City), Trois Rivieres again, and a surprisingly quiet anchorage on the Saint Lawrence only 5 miles from downtown Montreal.
Although we have driven through a good portion of the area before, completing our ‘St. Lawrence Loop’ – about 625 miles – provided us with a much richer image of the river and the region. The ‘on-the-water’ experience added a new perspective that one does not get from land. It also gave us a better understanding of the river’s significant influence on our country.
Upon reflection, gaining new perspectives that add to or change our pre-conceived notions is true for all for our travels aboard His Idea. It’s one of the rewards of cruising that we have come to highly value and enjoy.