Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept 1/10 New Richmond


New Richmond, originally uploaded by susanvg.

The southern side of the Gaspé peninsula sits on Baie des Chaleurs. While the French were the first Europeans to settle here, the Mik'maq were already here. Bonaventure, the town in which I'll be giving workshops is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The Acadian flag is seen everywhere (Acadians are the original French settlers).

Some towns have larger English populations. Unfortunately, there is high unemployment in the area as the fishing industry has suffered a decline, the forestry industry is also facing challenges and mining, too has seen mine closures.

But as a place to visit - there are many charms as you drive the coast.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a quaint place to visit. Hopefully things will improve for them.

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  2. This is as picaresque as it gets! The sheen on the water is wonderful.

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