Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Over the last few days, I went on road trip with my boyfriend.  On vacation and especially in extended hours spent in the car, there were breathtaking and FLEETING MOMENTS coming at us from all direction especially when faced with beautiful scenery and insufficient amount of viewpoints.  Even at viewpoints, there was never enough time to actually stand there and make this an everlasting moment so they still were fleeting for me.

On the first day of our vacation, we drove to Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean.  Its this beautiful region up north surrounding a lake, Lac Saint Jean and a river, Saguenay river.  Its about a 5.5 to 6 hour drive up. Along that drive we go on an Autoroute 175, that goes into a nature reserve in the Laurentides area.  On the way it was raining in certain areas and you can see it clearly in the clouds as well, where there were patches of heavy rain and contrast of cloudy skies.  Here are a few pictures from the road on the way to our hotel in Chicoutimi, Quebec:

Being hit by sudden heavy rainfall for a kilometre or so

In certain areas, there was a lot of moments where the sun came out

The next day, we went for a 12km in total of hiking in a national park trail.  It was called the Sentier des Chutes which translates to the Trail of Falls.  Look at this, I was literally sitting next to this huge falls.

Just for you to get an idea of how high the falls actually were, then…

I was sitting next to the falls.  This was a breathtaking moment.  A moment I never wanted to leave behind…

After the hike, we decided to have a nice dinner at the Old Port of Chicoutimi.

Afterwards, we went for a nice walk along the river.  The dark clouds rolling in for another sudden rainfall in the distance along with the sunset  gave me a beautiful photo.

Just look at it! I think its probably one of my favorite photos from the trip.  Moments later, it started pouring with rain.

 On the third day, we took it easy because our legs were hurting like crazy so we did some indoor activities and moved to our next hotel.  In the end, we ventured out for a drive along the lake that lead up to another national park known for its beautiful beach along the lake and its many bike trails.  We didn’t bring our bikes but we did take a walk on the trail. (I’ll spend more time on my trip in more detail in various posts in the next week or so.)  

As far as fleeting moments go, I find butterflies being one of the best to represent.

We literally have a split second to admire its beauty before it flutters away.