There are places, perfectly situated between the water and the hills, the rocks and the forests, where flora and fauna breathes and so you can breathe with it, in the calm and out the dirt. Where the reason you came there fades away the first day, because you found so many more. A touristy village cannot ruin that, when just a few steps up you find yourself alone on a trail, leading you to those distant views that make towns seem more enjoyable somehow. Or you take the most taken one around the ”almost-island”, sit down on the welcoming rocks and listen to the waves, pay attention and you might see the whales, too. The prospect itself is magical. Even if you don’t, you just found your favourite reading spot, and the one to observe sunset at as well. Whatever you do, take your time and it’s soothing.
But, the best – take advantage of a close-by national park and take those trails for a hike. Alone, again, you only stumble upon one group of three girls, multiple times, so that in the end you’re allies. Yet, you only make friends with squirrels, and that one seal you see chilling on a rock at the end of your now-adopted bay. You become a child again, wonder, wonder, where have you been… these plants, this magnificent world has all of a sudden obsessed your entire mind and you marvel like a baby, taking the first few steps on the smoothing grass, touching unknown flowers and observing familiar trees that don’t have names yet. On the top of a mountain, everything falls away, and you are a simple you again.
Tadoussac, I could easily get back to you, anytime.