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Month: May 2016

The Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine)

The Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine)

The Magdalen Islands are a remote and beautiful archipelago located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Though closer in proximity to Prince Edward Island, they are a part of Québec. There are eight major islands that cover an area of approximately 80 square miles. Although the population descends in part from shipwreck survivors, in 1765 22 French speaking Acadians settled here. There are said to be upwards of 350 shipwrecks surrounding the islands, though only 15 have been found. The…

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A Selection of Videos

A Selection of Videos

Canary Islands Here are two videos with some great footage of the dramatic and beautiful Canary Islands. The first takes us on a tour of the islands, while the second shows some time lapse video of the islands highlighting the incredible topography of the islands and the vivid night sky.   Key West Trolley Tour This video takes us along on a guided trolley tour of Key West. The commentary includes some fun facts about this island and city. Sounds…

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Montreal

Montreal

Hello everybody! Our journeys start with Montréal and the islands of Québec. Why Montréal? Well, first of all, the city is located for the most part on the Île de Montréal which is the 37th most populous island on earth. It is the 6th most populous of the Americas and 1st in Canada and is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottowa Rivers in the southwest of the French speaking province of Québec. Its name is derived…

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