Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

The difficult, almost vertical hike to the observation deck on the mountaintop was taking its toll on my knees. My heart was beating so hard that I thought it would just burst out of my chest. Every step was demanding more oxygen. My son kept on urging me to move and at the same time … Continue reading Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay – where the wild things are

As we hit the trail early in the morning and saw the mountain clad in the mist arising from the River below, we all stopped to admire the breathtaking scene. Due to shortage of time, we had to move on. As the youngest member of family, 4-1/2 years old Zakaria, started to spend his energy … Continue reading Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay – where the wild things are

Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec – whales and dolphins and seals, oh my!

It was first week of September and felt close to zero degree centigrade. However, we, a family of five (K2, our Hungarian Kuvasz was left back in the RV) were alerted to the cold ahead of time and were adequately covered up in layers. I thought the cruise ship we were aboard was sailing in … Continue reading Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec – whales and dolphins and seals, oh my!

‘The River Wild’ of Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec

It was raining cats and dogs, nay - bison, elk, and moose, when we, a family of 5 humans, and our dog K2, a Hungarian Kuvasz, reached Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie. For a second, we thought of first checking into our RV campsite, but then the daredevil among us made us drive all the way to … Continue reading ‘The River Wild’ of Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec

Summer of 2020 in pictures – venturing out to Quebec after watching ‘Outbreak’ and ‘Contagion’

Blazing the trail: My family was hiking from our RV campsite after entering the Park from at Saint-Jean-de-Piles entrance. We crossed a lonely beach of Lac Etienne. Because of the rainy weather and the COVID-19 situation, we were the only people on the beach. We continued on a lonely trail with bush and wildflowers all around. We … Continue reading Summer of 2020 in pictures – venturing out to Quebec after watching ‘Outbreak’ and ‘Contagion’