The town of Perce and Perce Rock on the Gaspesie Peninsula, Quebec, Canada are linked not just by name but also by low tide, when it is possible to walk from the mainland to this 375 million year old rock.
In the 17th century the little town of Perce in the Gulf of St Lawrence was a busy fishing harbour and in the late 18th century Charles Robin, from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, built a thriving fishing business. Some of his buildings can still be seen in the area. Perce and the Gaspesie Peninsula is now a tourist paradise with many places and things to see, especially Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock National Park which is about 5 kilometres from Perce, and has one of the largest northern gannet colonies in the world.
Another one of the sights worth seeing, which have probably remained constant from the very early years, are the sunsets which bathe the Gaspesie Peninsula in many colours, sometimes soft and other times vibrant, but always breathtaking.
Sunset over the town of Perce and Perce Rock, Parc National de l'lle-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock National Park, Land's End, Gaspesie, Gaspesie Peninsula, Highway 132, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 42mm.
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