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Driving to Parc National Forillon

View Gaspe and Cape Breton on baixing's travel map.

We drove to the end of the Gaspe peninsula


Along the way we noticed a giant sign that said "Marconi historical site 5 km". We turned off the highway and drove down the dirt road to find the lighthouse that sent the first land to sea telegraph to ships off of the coast of Canada.


I took off down the boardwalk, but there weren't any ocean views, so I came right back.


We continued on and finally found our place at Parc National Forillon. Forillon is an old French word that means rock sticking out of the water. Apparently it was the first thing that Jaques Cartier said when he came to land and saw the rock sticking out of the water. So, this is still the name of the park.

Posted by baixing 05:20 Archived in Canada

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