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Seal watching and hiking day

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We went over to see the seals a little early than everyone else, so we had access to the telescopes the rangers set up on the beach before everyone else too. The harbour seals swim and sunbathe on the rocks because they need to molt before winter. They need warmer fur to survive. Some of them were very cute, sticking their head and tail up in the air and sleeping in the shape of a banana. If they can't fit on the rock they chose, they will try to make it work anyway.


After that, we went to hike the famous trail to Peak Champlain, where you can see Ilet au Falcon across the water.

I believe there were some very majestic falcons following us on our way.

We met some 1st generation Chinese immigrants with their tourist family at the top. On our way down, a few of them raced past us. We ended up following them to the second seal watching activity, at another bay. This time, it was too cold and windy so we didn't stay too long there.


Posted by baixing 19:36 Archived in Canada

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