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Salt cod–the Gaspe cure

  The sea there is swarming with fish, which can be taken not only with the net but with baskets let down by a stone. John Cabot, c. 1497 They called it the “Gaspé cure” because the region had a reputation for producing the most succulent and translucent salt cod. The kind of salt cod […]

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Forillon National Park: tip of the nose.

  “If you do not go around the peninsula, you have not seen the Gaspé.” The woman at the visitor’s center was adamant. “You must go around the peninsula; it will be worth doing.” For a momentito, I had flirted with the notion of cutting off the nose of the peninsula and heading south into […]

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Camping in the Gaspesie–plus a serendipitous encounter

  Smack in the middle of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec is a large hunk of green. This is the Parc Nationale de la Gaspésie. A national park, I think. Yahoo! I can use my Canadian national park pass and not pay the daily entrance fee. Nope. This is a national park of QUEBEC, which […]

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Les Jardins de Metis-Gaspe Quebec

  A while ago, I visited the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, one of Canada’s great public gardens. Mrs. Butchart was the wife of a wealthy man who made his fortune in Portland Cement, one of the most environmentally godawful materials around. The factory was on the Tod Inlet in Vancouver Island, which is like […]

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Guerrilla camping in the Gaspe

  The Gaspé Peninsula (or Gaspesie, as they call it here) officially begins at Ste. Flavie and continues north along the southern coast of the St. Lawrence as the river widens into an estuary and then becomes a bay. By sheer chance, Julia and I spent our first night in the Gaspé on a little […]

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