It was a nice day and my family decided to drive to Baie St. Paul and Malbaie for the day. It’s very pretty country and besides, they have good ice cream and there are lots of art galleries in Baie St. Paul.
It’s convenient, if you’re going to both towns, to drive right past Baie St. Paul and on to Malbaie as there’s a convenient ‘loop’ road that brings us back to Baie St. Paul. It also happens to go by a nice, long, sandy, sunny, and popular beach called Plage Irené.
Family jaunts aren’t conducive to me doing a lot of sketching as watching me sketch is about as exciting as staring down a rock. I did manage a couple very quick sketches, one of the beach and another of what appeared to be a gatehouse into Domaine Forget. I don’t know what this place was used for originally but these days it hosts dinner theatre. I thought the gatehouse was cool, which is the singular criterion for a sketching subject…right after having a place to sit in the shade to sketch.