Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ile Aux Coudres

Ile Aux Coudres is in the Saint Lawrence River across from Bais St. Paul. You can see from the Google Maps image that you have to take a ferry to get to it. Here's their web site but it's in French.

From the wikipedia article on L'Isle-aux-Coudres, a town on the island:
The island was first colonized in 1728. It was named in 1535 by Jacques Cartier for the many nut-bearing trees on the island. "Coudriers" is a French word meaning "nut tree".
The sky is a different blue out this far on the St. Lawrence, reminescent of the color in New Zealand.

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