Arriving at the Port of Gaspé shortly after midnight today, Theodore TOO spent the day at Gespeg, which in the Mi’kmaq language means the end of the land. However, Gaspé rather marks the beginning of the country and of Western history in North America with the cross planted there by Jacques Cartier in 1534, justifying its title as the cradle of Canada. Protected by the Appalachian Mountains, the Bay of Gaspé is home to boats and cruise ships from everywhere. A true outdoor paradise thanks to its legendary bay, its majestic salmon rivers and its spectacular Forillon National Park, Gaspé is also an unparalleled cultural place, resulting from its cosmopolitan Irish, Jersey, Acadian, French and Mi’kmaq origins. Visitors will find a number of equally entertaining activities here. Festivals, restaurants, bars and many attractions, everything is there to be entertained and lively during a stay! Very popular with lovers of nature and culture.
Next stop announced for Theodore, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts located on the north shore of the Gaspé, some 152 nautical miles. A roughly 22-hour trip if our valiant tug takes the tide into account.