The drive down to Fortune lead us by Morris the Moose; we'll pass him again on the way to St Johns. Once onto the peninsula the landscape dramatically changes from a spruce and fir forest to scrub brush plains with pockets of ponds and lakes everywhere. This goes on for miles.
We had lunch in Grand Bank just about 10 km from the ferry in Fortune.
Under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1763), which put an end to the Seven Years' War, France ceded all its North American possessions, but Saint-Pierre and Miquelon were returned to France.
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The ferry was drama free although there was some chop along the way and going through customs was a breeze- passenger ferry travelers tend to pack light. Our hotel was Hotel Robert. This place is very French and theyre proud of it. You need reservations for nearly every meal and there is not a Tim Hortons in sight.