Jack’s Walk

Portage River, Gaspe Peninsula, ©voyager, all rights reserved

When most people think about the east coast of Canada they think about the ocean, but because of the beautiful Chic Choc Mountains we have here there are also lots of fresh water rivers and streams. This is the Portage River which flows into the Malbaie Salt Marsh before finding the sea. It’s a great place to canoe or fish and just happens to be behind Jack’s favourite ocean beach, Coin de Banc, making it a great place to rinse saltwater off a tired soggy dog. I’ll spare you another photo of an all wet Jack frolicking in the water.


  1. voyager says

    Ice Swimmer,
    There are definitely trout in the river, but probably not salmon according to Mr. voyager who’s been fishing here since he was a kid.
    Frolicking Jack will be back soon.

  2. kestrel says

    Voyager, would it be OK with you if I tried to paint this photo? I say “tried” because I appear to have lost the ability to get paint to do what I want… but I will keep trying. It’s OK if you prefer I not do that. Lovely photo!

  3. Nightjar says

    What a lovely place. Looking at those streams is making me so jealous of frolicking Jack…

  4. voyager says

    It would be an honour to have you paint this image. I can’t paint (or draw) and often wish I could.

  5. kestrel says

    @voyager: Thanks! I will give it a try here one of these days. If it even comes close to working out maybe I’ll even submit it to the blog.

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