Day 3: Park It!

You could probably spend a whole summer in Forillon National Park, but we only had a day.

We started with a hike along the cliffs towards Land’s End, stopping to see some of the historic buildings along the way.

Then we had a picnic right on the beach.

Afterwards we drove down to Penouille beach. The beach has lots of sand flats and the tide was just coming in so the water was swimmable and everyone went it.

No point in going to the ocean if you aren’t going to get in it.

It was pretty fun but pretty cold.

So we headed over to the outdoor public pool and spent the rest of the afternoon in the water.

And on the way back, we did one more short hike to see the local beaver dams. We didn’t see any beavers but we did find a family of ducks.

Then back to our home away from home (thank you, generous family members!) for a barbecue dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Cheese review:

We had the Trois-Pistoles cheese for dinner. It’s a buttery, semi-soft cheese. I loved this one, and it was my favourite on this trip, so far.

The aged cheddar was very good and flavourful, but not exceptional.

Trois-Pistoles, Fromagerie des Basques ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Aged Cheddar, Fromagerie des Basques ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Some stats:

  • 1 chipmunk
  • 1 fox
  • 1000 roses
  • 2 beaver dams, 0 beavers
  • 1 mother duck and a gaggle of duckling
  • 1 gaggle of geese
  • 1 crane
  • Many seabirds
  • Many sea snails
  • 3 types of seaweed
  • “I think it was a whales but it might have been a duck”
  • Total distance: 1050 km

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