On the last day of our vacation, we made the three hour drive to Tadoussac to go whale watching. It was a long drive through the mountains. The hills were intense. I was pretty worried because for the first time in our vacation, it was pouring rain and foggy. We took the scenic route along the St. Lawrence, and couldn't even see it, it was so foggy. Three hours (six total if counting the drive back) is a long way to go if you can't see any whales.
|The harbor looked beautiful in the fog|
|A minke whale|
We saw a few minke and humpback whales. I was really hoping for some breaching, but the best we could get was a few tails.
|The tail of a humpback|
|A Blue Whale|
We were very fortunate that we saw a few blue whales. This one was feeding, so it kept coming up. It's hard to even describe how big it was. It's a pretty amazing feeling to be looking at the largest animal ever to have existed. (I looked it up, that's a fact!)
It was a great trip and I feel so lucky that we have so much culture and beauty in this country of ours!