Small Turret

Small Turret


The Haute-Gaspésie offers landscapes unparalleled in Quebec. In my opinion, the most spectacular perspectives unfold in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and Rivière-au-Renard. No need to leave Route 132 to be amazed, quite the contrary. This road section winds between the seaside at the bottom of the cliffs and the vertiginous climbs, making the engine of RVs suffer. However, both below and above, an irresistible view captures our full attention. Keeping your eyes on the road even requires an effort. 

While searching the web for interesting places in the region, I came across the image of a monolith. After some research, I manage to identify it by its name: “turret”. Located 9 km from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, the hamlet of Petite Tourelle was so named because of two rocky monoliths called “fairy chimneys”. Rising in the shape of a tower carved out of the limestone, one of them collapsed as the beaches eroded. Although there is little information on the internet, locals seem familiar with this rocky tower. Heading towards the commercial fishing port, I see this rocky peak that seems to emerge from nowhere. The autumn light does it majestic justice! 

Camera: Canon EOS R

Lens: RF 24- 70 mm

Exposure: 1/60 s at F/8

ISO: 160