The people under the sea
At low tide in Sainte Flavie in the Gaspé people seem to be walking out of the water. These stone folk are the creation of Marcel Gagnon whose Centre D'Art is based here. Unbelievably they are never washed away and reappear as the Saint Lawrence recedes. The centre has a shop, cafe and a hotel next to Marcel's own unusual house which is decorated in mosaics and looks like....well like the home of an artist.
|The church remains at St-Octave de l'Avenir|
As I photographed the church, while the wind howled around me, I imagined all the folk who used to fill it. But new people are now coming to visit the location, with its stunning views of the Chic-Choc mountains (on a clear day). It is popular with snowmobilers and snowshoers in the winter and the auberge and cabins here (Village Grande Nature de Chic-Chocs) provide a quiet destination for those who like the wilderness vibe with the promise of moose or lynx viewing on the hiking trails.
|Ready chaps - let's swim for it|
|View from Matane Riotel bedroom last night|