I’m in the middle of the A-Z challenge,
listing bucket lists of places that I’ve not been, but would I’d like to visit
in my life. I doubt I will be able to make every one of these trips, but
one can hope.
There are a few places that I could set my
sights on that begin with a Q: I could head south to Quito or way southwest to
Queensland in Australia, or stick a little closer to home and check out one of
the Canadian Providences I’ve yet to see (I’ve been in five). For P, I was at
the bottom of South America and for a Q, I’m heading to the top of North
America. I suppose this is “minding my P’s
is the largest providence in Canada and a little unique with its mostly French
speaking population. And while Quebec
City and Montreal both seem to be cities worth exploring, I’d really set my
compass bearing further to the north. The vast providence that mostly sits upon
the granite slab known as the Canadian Shield.
I expect the topography to be similar to some of the wildlands I’ve
travelled in Ontario although it appears Quebec is a little hillier. Having already paddled to the James Bay on the
Ontario side (on the Missnaibii River), my ideal trip to Quebec could be topped
off with a paddle on the Broadback or Nottaway River to the east side of the
James Bay. In southern Quebec, there is
the massive St. Lawrence River, which would be another place to explore,
perhaps in a train running along the bank or in a boat/ship.
For an interesting read about paddling the Broadback, click here.