havre aubertDay three on the islands turned quite cloudy, so we toured the area more extensively stopping to visit the sand art museum, the old fishing village, the cheese factory (fromagerie), the local liqueur maker (bagosse) and of course, the fish market.  The local artisans offer a great selection of artisanal foods and drinks, so it’s easy for this French chef to come up with some delightful meals.  One of our favourite treats was the ice cream dipped in dark Belgian chocolate from the dairy bar at our campground.  Oh my God!!!!la martinique

I made a great lobster roll (guedille) for dinner and then we snuggled early in the evening as I read one of the books we bought to Leon.  The books are a collection of graphic novels which represent some of the regions of Quebec, such as Charlevoix, Saguenay, Quebec city and of course, Iles de la Madeleine.  The books tell the story of a fictional local character as he takes us through the calendar year to detail his activities.  The language is made up of local terms which are explained at the end.  The book even has recipes which are typical of each area.  We’ve only read one book so far but I am looking forward to reading the others as we’ve visited most of the areas depicted during this holiday.

A common sight on the islands are the colourful houses.  One group of summer cabins was called La Martinique, after the French Caribbean Island (pictures above).
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The evening brought a lot of wind and rain and we were happy to be warm and dry in our Roadtrek (even if it does leak a titch at the skylights).  The winds were so strong we were shaking all night, and that’s with us parked among much larger campers that should have shielded us somewhat.