Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada is aptly named. Its name derives coming from the Mi’kmaq Indian word gespeg, meaning “end of land”. It‘s the end in an eastern Canadian peninsula, and, more interestingly, just from the coast lies Percé Rock, the far northern end from the Appalachian mountains.
Percé Rock is just one of nature’s true wonders, Sewa Rumah Harian di Jogja Dekat Malioboro and probably the most photographed places in Quebec, possibly in all Canada. The 375 million year-old rock is a huge limestone slab, 295 feet (90 m ) wide, 279 feet (85 m ) high at its highest point, and an awe-inspiring 1476 feet (450 m ) long. The rock’s name comes coming from the French word percé, “pierce”, so-called for the massive opening that pierces the slab close to the seaward end.
Legend maintains that at one point the rock was pierced in as much as four locations, but historical records only mention two holes. The next cave, towards the east from the one visible today, collapsed in 1845. The ocean stack L'Obelisque at the conclusion from the monolith is definitely an artifact of the cave-in.
For four hours every day the tide recedes sufficient to allow people to steer across towards the rock. Tourists can walk towards the cave, though it‘s an arduous trek. A far better method to begin to see the majesty of Percé Rock is to bring one of the numerous boat tours that go all around the rock.
The village of Percé was once the biggest fishing port upon the Gaspe Peninsula. It‘s now devoted to catering towards the tourists who come to discover the rock and visit the bird sanctuary on Bonaventure Island. Additionally it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with hike and bike trails, camping nearby, as well as scuba opportunities for all those ready to brave the cold waters of Gaspe bay.