To Kamouraska and backPosted: May 12, 2013
Following a very intense period of school and work I was itching to get out of town. So this weekend was set aside for a road trip to Kamouraska, Quebec — a 4.5 hour drive east from Montreal along the southern shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Most of the ride there was pretty boring. The view for the first three hours until Quebec City is flat stretches of highway dotted with industrial areas and truck stops. But a little after Quebec City the view opens up and the long tracts of farm land divvied up along seigneurial lines lead down to the river (not that we could see much of it in the pouring rain.) The village of Kamouraska is said to be one of the prettiest in Quebec but we couldn’t tell through the deluge. The islands across from the village were shrouded in fog most of the day but I got a few sketches done from the car. And of course as we were packing up to come home today the clouds broke, the sun came out and then I understood what they meant in the tourist brochures.