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July 14th – Bastille Day – St-Anne-des-Monts

14 Jul

Same old story, I know… We left at 6:00 this morning to get to St-Anne-des-Monts. It was another uneventful day. We just about reached the breakwall when the wind really picked up. It only took a few minutes to get behind the the breakwall and get tied up, but I am very glad that we arrived when we did. The wind is still howling out there but we are safe inside the harbour.
If you get a chance to see these little towns on Google Earth, you should take the time to do so. The entire coast is very rugged and there are not many places to run for shelter so these little towns have build huge breakwalls to protect them from the water and wind. Take a look at this view of us entering the harbour:

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Notice the church quite a ways behind the wall.
St-Anne-des-Monts is a very pretty town. It almost looks European (or what I imagine a European town would look like) because the streets near the water are very close together and the buildings are right next to the road. As you walk to the newer part of town, it starts to resemble any other place in Canada with the Tim Hortons and IGA on the corner.

There are all sorts of sculptures around the town. At the wharf especially, there are many made of driftwood. The large white driftwood one is known as “le Drapeau blanc” (the white flag).

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Here are a couple of pictures of the church:

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Here is a picture of the town looking west:

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I am not sure if we are staying here tomorrow – I guess the wind will let us know in the morning!

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Posted by on July 14, 2013 in Sailing in the St. Lawrence

 

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One response to “July 14th – Bastille Day – St-Anne-des-Monts

  1. Wezie

    July 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I’m always amused at the opulent churches that some of these small places have. They are beautiful, nonetheless.
    The sculptures have inspired me. Can’t wait to get back to the cottage to try “sculpting” one of my own. How about “Louise on horseback”?
    Looks like more than the usual amount of freckles there, Jane. 🙂

     

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