To conclude the series on my springtime bird migration trip to Quebec, I’d like to share some of the scenery we saw during our daily outings to and from nature reserves and birding sites in two blogs.
Our rental house in the municipality of Saint Irénée was located on a quiet street, lined with houses that seemed to be mainly rentals. It was a good birding street, lined with lots of vegetation as the houses were mostly set back from the road.
The variety of plants and trees there and in the forests that we visited was lovely.
A number of home-owners had taken time to make nice signs for their houses, presumably so they would be easy to find by renters.
One house caught everyone’s eye as they walked the road; it sat high on a hill and was a striking construction that seemed to be mostly glass. The views from there must have been wonderful.
Other houses’ yards were brightened with art work and nice gardening features.
When we left to reach each day’s destination, our route invariably passed along the St. Lawrence Seaway, which we could see in the distance as we also passed by permanent residents’ homes and churches.
The paper birches and quaking aspens were really beautiful trees that we saw almost everywhere.
One day, a couple had brought a picnic to enjoy, even though it was a bit cool.
The piers were interesting. Fellow traveler Chloe posed near an “object of interest”!
To my delight, one pier had a little neighborhood lending library there.
Numerous signs advised visitors on behavior during their walks on the piers.
At Saint-Irénée, signs with photos related the history of the town and its pier.
We did not only stay around Saint-Irénée and Pointe-au-Pic, however; see the next blog for other sights we saw while driving around.