Tuesday, July 19

My Birthday....

The flickering candles illuminate the delightful morsels that everyone should have the pleasure of enjoying, bite after yummy bite, on their special day.  Sucking in air to make my wish...I exhaled my thanks.
It's o.k. if you haven't hear of the Gaspé Peninsula, but with a few highlights from my birthday trip you might just find yourself behind the wheel of your car in this direction.

The Perce Rock. Le Rocher Perce.
Not just any limestone rock unless this 288 feet high and 1545 feet long- dating back 375 million years ago rock is normal. 
Whale Watching Cruise. Croisiere Aux Baleines
Thrilling. Exciting. Adventure. You're never sure what you are going to get when on a whale watching cruise, but on July 12th the humpback whales were wishing me happy...breaching...birthday. I'll share a video in another post.
Bonaventure Island. Ile Bonaventure
Birds. Birds. Birds, but not creepy...I promise.  Not in a million years would I ever consider myself a birder. I can now understand why their little hearts flutter when in the presence of these winged delights. We hiked about 30 minutes on the island to discover the most accessible world-wide and largest Northern Gannet Colony in North America. When I say large I mean 110 thousand large.

Cute, curious, head popping...seals!

As if he requested the gently breeze, blue skies and a beautifully secluded lake in the Gaspesie Park, together my husband and I were one with nature. After a picnic and a nap we sat listening to the lapping water and birds while reading a magazine.
True "Summer Bliss".

Each village has a new reason to stop. 
I love the look of these fishing boats. I can only imagine the stories they could tell.
Lighthouses dating back to the 1800's speckle the shoreline. 
Most are open to the public.

What can I say...40 is fabulous. 
Thank you Mr. for making it a birthday I'll never forget. 
And...thank you MOM for the card party.  I am still getting cards each day from people I haven't spoken to in years.  It is so humbling to read their kind words. 



The Aelick's said...

Congratulations and our best wishes!
Liz, William and Jamie

Jill said...

This looks like a wonderful trip and fantastic way to celebrate your 40th! I was thinking of you and hoping it was a great day.

Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like a gorgeous trip; I'd love to make it up to that part of Canada one day...

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