The wide, blue Gulf of St. Lawrence provides the canvas for red cliffs and caves sculpted by wind that make up the Magdalen Islands archipelago. Artists love these land masses for their color and form. Inspiration is everywhere. Cap-aux-Meules, the most populated island, is the entryway to the Magdalens, but it’s not just a place to catch a ferry. Experience local culture here. Colorful houses hark back to a time when sailors coming into port needed to recognize their homes. There are also lively restaurants and nightlife here, as well as important services like health care and travel information.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More