Our Maritime Provinces correspondent saw this nice little 1963 Mercury Comet for sale in Kamouraska, Quebec, on the south shore of the St Lawrence River, about a hundred miles downstream of Quebec City.
If you don't buy the Comet, make sure to pick up some smoked sturgeon at Kamouraska. The area was first settled in the late 17th century. There's a long tradition of eel fishing, and an interpretive centre on eel fishing in the village. I haven't tried to watch the Claude Jutra film Kamouraska since college, but even back then, when I had more patience with very trying films, it was a challenge to sit through, despite Genevieve Bujold.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 24 years-we're recyclers. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'll be teaching at Colorado College and Wichita State in 2013-14.