August 24th — September 5th
Text by Layla; photos by Layla, Ljuba, and Sasha
Upon moving to Quebec in June 2000, we decided that before settling down in one place to first travel and see Eastern Canada. I longed for the serene horizons, gentle flowers, and abysmal waves of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Thus, on the 1st of September that year, we set off on an almost 3 months journey around Quebec planning to venture as far as the eastern provinces and possibly even visit the dreamlike Newfoundland. But it got too cold, too snowy, and too windy too soon; so, we focused on Ontario and Quebec and postponed our plan for, what turned out to be, 9 years.
Finally, early morning of the 24th of August 2009, we headed east.
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We took Champlain Bridge off the island of Montreal and drove through the scattered suburbs of the Southern Shore, following route 20 past the city of Quebec to Sainte Flavie along the southern shore of St. Laurent river and Gaspesie driving through the Quebec landscape of suburbs, refineries, and the forever hazy grasslands.
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