Evelyn Chartres Author
Stroll

A Tour on Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

I had the opportunity to land on les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada.  The Magdalen Islands are small chain of islands located north of Prince Edward Island, Canada in the Saint Lawrence Gulf. While my stay was relatively short, I did visit a few museums, smoke house and a cheese maker.

The island is sparsely populated, offers beautiful landscapes, beaches, sea-side views and wind. I posted the above pictures in the hopes that it would inspire someone!

A Stroll Through Newport, Rhode Island

I had the opportunity to take a stroll through Newport, Rhode Island. It reminds me of similar maritime locales such as Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This place features old and beautiful houses, estates, a historic city center and a multitude of shops. On the periphery you can find Naval Station Newport and Fort Adams, the later which I visited.

Here are some shots I took from my little jaunt, which I felt may inspire the imagination of others. While there are several from Fort Adams, the rest can be found in or around the city itself. I only wish I had been here during tourist season!

A Stroll Through La Ville De Québec

La Ville de Québec is one oldest European settlements in North America.  This city was a part of la Nouvelle France and features a fortified wall that surrounds the old city.  It is interesting to walk down the streets of the lower city and make your way up cliff as architecture changes.

One of the most prominent landmarks is the Chateau Frontenac, which is an old railway Grand hotel.  The fort is named after Louis de Baude de Frontenac a popular Governor of la Nouvelle France which was famously known to have repelled the English through bravado and wit. On that day he uttered a phrase that became legend:

I have no reply to make to your general other than from the mouths of my cannons and muskets.

Unfortunately, I had little time to visit this city.  However, I did manage to take a few shots which are featured below!