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1-Promenade à Pointe Saint-Pierre

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Hidden : 05/01/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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À la fin du 19e siècle, la Pointe St-Pierre était un des sites de pêche les plus importants de la Gaspésie. L'exposition aux vents a eu raison des pêcheurs et ceux-ci se sont établis dans des anses moins exposées. Il ne reste aujourd'hui que quelques pêcheurs de homard. Je vous laisse le soin d'évaluer la force des vents et d'imaginer ceux-ci lors de tempêtes. À 700 m de la pointe on peut voir l'Île Plate.

La présence d'immense blocs de conglomérats suscite l'émerveillement. On a l'impression qu'il s'agit de ciment auquel on a ajouté des galets. La Pointe Saint-Pierre est une Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux (ZICO). De nombreux oiseaux y nichent ou y passent une partie de l'année : le harelde kakawi, la bernache cravant, l'arlequin plongeur, le garrot d’Islande, l'eiders à duvet, etc.

Le lieu est aussi un site reconnu de plongée sous-marine.

En plus des objets du géocaching, la cache contenait au départ un grateux pour le PAT et plusieurs objets pour l'échange.

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Walk in Point St. Peter

In the late 19th century, Pointe St-Pierre was one of the sites of the most important fishing in the Gaspé. Exposure to wind has driven the fishermen and they settled in coves less exposed. It remains today a few lobster fishermen. I leave you to assess the strength of winds and imagine them in storms. At 700 m from the edge you can see the Île Plate.

The presence of large blocks of conglomerate arouses wonder. One has the impression that it is cement with the addition of pebbles. Pointe Saint-Pierre is an important area for conservation of birds (IBA). Many birds nest or spend part of the year: Harelde kakawi, Brant Goose, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's goldeneye, Common Eider, etc.

The place is also a recognized site for scuba diving.

In addition to objects of geocaching, the cache contained initially a Scratch and Win for the FTF and several items for exchange.

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