Margaret and I traveled to the Province of Quebec, partly to visit our son in Montreal and partly to travel by ship to the Iles de la Madeleine (or the Magdalen Islands, if you prefer the English version). Les Iles de la Madeleine is an archipelago consisting of seven islands located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence roughly halfway between Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland. All but one of the islands are joined by sand dunes that are very narrow in spots but apparently wide enough and solid enough to pave a highway from one island to another. The beaches are gorgeous, the land is windswept, the houses seem lonely and the people are friendly. Here are some photos of the boat ride and the destination.