Planet Gannet: Gaspesie

The morning that I boarded a boat to Bonaventure Island, Perce Rock was crowned by a wispy cloud. It was an indescribably beautiful sight, one of the world’s largest sheer rock formations and natural arches jutting out from the water in all of its sublime splendor.

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If you journeyed here only to see Perce Rock, that would be enough. But beyond is Bonaventure Island and its bounty.

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Upon landing, you wouldn’t suspect that a walk across the island, with incredible views along the way of Perce Rock, would bring you to a bird sanctuary  boasting more than 280,000 Northern Gannets. The spectacle is stunning.

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The large seabirds come here to eat and to breed. I spent nearly an hour here, snapping photos and more photos and more photos. Every time I turned to leave, my camera wanted one more shot.

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Gaspesie is an Avid Cruiser Recommended Destination on St. Lawrence Cruise Itineraries.

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