Trinity Bay, Quebec, Canada

Trinity Bay (Baie-Trinité)  is a municipality of Quebec in the Regional Municipality of Comté de Manicouagan on the North Coast. The village was named like that in honor of the Holy Trinity and it has a little more than 450 inhabitants. Located approximately at 721 km from Montreal and 495 km from Quebec City. The main economic activity is forest explotation, followed by the fishing and processing of sea products. It is also famous for its beaches and its thick forest that borders the river St-Laurent. ‘Les Îlets-Caribou and ‘Pointe-des-Monts’ lighthouse (at 10 km from the village) are also part of the municipality of Baie-Trinité. The lighthouse is located where the river becomes gulf; It was built in 1830 and it guided the ships from the Gulf of St-Laurent to Quebec. It was also witness of many shipwrecks. This rocky outcrop is frequented by large marine mammals including the blue whale and the white-sided dolphin.

Tips

If you go in Spring, you can practice a little common type of fisheing where you can pick up all “the caplan that rolls’ as you can. This small silver fish illuminates the waters of the gulf, shimmering in the moonlight.
If you like, you can also spend the night in the old lighthouse keeper’s house, in the house or in a tent. If you’re lucky, you could listen to the night concert of the breaths of whales. And in addition it may be that your concert coincides with the multicolored lights of the boreal auroras in the sky.
Take the Anse-aux-bouleaux trail, you’ll have a beautiful panoramic view and an abundance of cetaceans will be at your fingertips. You can also have a picnic on the edge of St-Laurent.
Here you will find toilets, platform tents, benches and tables, bicycles support and interpretive panels of the environmental place.

St. Barts, Antilles, Caribe

Saint-Barthélemy is a French island in the Antilles and an overseas community since July 15th, 2007, before that it was a municipality and a district dependent on the Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. It is also known as St-Bartths or St. Barts (by English speakers). Located at 230 km northwest of Guadeloupe, and 25km southeast of St. Martin. It is a mountainous island composed primarily of volcanic rocks, with a 32-meters cost and surrounded by numerous islets. It’s called ‘a dried island’ because of its bedrock composition, the low precipitation and an old deforestation so drinking water is not sufficient for its inhabitants so it must be imported (bottles) or the one provided through the tap is desalinated seawater and they also use harvested rain water. The inhabitants work especially on fishing, raising goats, the salt harvest, the cultivation of cotton and indigo. Its underwater environment is rich in corals (51 species and 31 different kinds). Tourists appreciate especially its white sandy beaches and its rustic landscapes. The largest area is Gustavia. Its economy is based on luxury tourism and construction; it is also a free port. To see: the battery Swedish Fort Gustav III, the Swedish belltower, the Catholic Church, the House of Governors, among others (all in Gustavia).

Tips

It is the perfect sun destination; 27 ° C of average, peaks at 35 ° C and rarely less than 20 ° C. Ideal for the ‘ dolce farniente’, the total relax.
On the other hand, if you are active, you will also find activities to do: diving, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, excursions on boat, jet skiing, kite surfing, etc.
If you like shopping, you are in the right place. St. Barts is known as a paradise to make purchases of luxury goods. You will find a multitude of shops with all the major brands.
In the culinary sense, you’ll be also surprises with a variety of French and Caribbean restaurants.

 

 

 

 

Cathedral of Saint Sebastien, Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil

The Cathedral of Saint Sebastien de Presidente Prudente (municipality in the State of São Paulo, Brazil) is located in front of the square July 9th on the Avenue Coronel José Soares Marconde. The Cathedral was an old dream of the Vicar of Presidente Prudente, José Maria Martínez Sarrión. So, in 1927, he decided to create a commission to collect funds, formed by members of important families at the time: Armelin, Tenorio de Barros, Peretti, Toledo, Franco de Godoy among others.
The plan of the church was done by Francisco Oroz, the construction was realized and interpreted by Francisco Grotto and idealized by Luiz Mesquita. The curious thing is in the design that was in the form of a cross. Work began two years after the commission had been formed. Completed in 1949, the church became the referential point and pride of the city. The work was also done wishing it would become the seat of the diocese, which took place in 1961. It is 558km far away from the capital of the State of São Paulo.

Tips

The Cathedral is open everyday from 8:00 to 20:00 except Mondays (closed.
Don’t forget your camera; for the best images with natural light, make your visit between 8 h 00 and 17 h 00. The images are full of color and with the light of day, you will enjoy all this beauty of colors that will surprise you.
If you suffer with high temperatures, go early or later when the sun is going down because in the morning you have temperatures of 22-24 degrees but during the day, it can go up to 40-44 degrees.
Monsignor José María Martínez Sarrión’s relics lie in the Cathedral.