Monday, August 9, 2010

The Saguenay, the great fjord of North America

This is a typical backwoods quebecois shower. Like the sign says, they call it "la douche" in French.

Note that the Quebec flag is always flown above the flag of Canada.

The Saguenay River makes its way to the Atlantic via a great fjord which was carved by the ice age. This huge waterway actually freezes solid in the winter and the Quebecois drive over the frozen water. They tow ice houses out and form whole towns to fish under the ice. In summer, the main activities are fishing, kayaking, sailing and hiking some very steep trails.

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