42|52 Just Cruising (October 15-21, 2012)
Our ship left from Montreal on October 13 and we stopped in Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Syndey & Halifax in Nova Scotia, Bar Harbor, Maine and ended at Boston. Of the over 800 photos I took (Keith took lots too) I could spend days trying to decide which ones to share. Instead, I’ve just quickly chosen one from each day and I’ll post others on flickr later. Technically, the first two images here were from the week before but for continuity purposes, I’m keeping them together here.
It was cold and rainy the day we were in Quebec City but we were still able to walk around the quaint city streets and went to the Musée de la civilisation and especially enjoyed the Samurai exhibit.
Charlottetown was another rainy day and the photography excursion I was booked to attend was cancelled. Keith and I walked around the town and did some shopping. One store knits the wool sweaters they sell. Since Keith loves wool sweaters he bought a nice, blue one. Now, we just have to wait for a real cold day.
In Syndey, Nova Scotia we walked around the Downtown streets that were right next to the port. There were small town craft fairs and people decorating for Halloween. It was a very cool and humid day threatening rain. The leaves were beautiful and all around, even the chain link fences caught the leaves.
We had one day at sea. We spent time all over the ship that day and it was really lovely to stare out across the ocean from our cabin window.
In Halifax, Nova Scotia we toured the Citadel and Alexander Keith’s brewery. Both were interesting and entertaining. The brewery tour was a full production with each of the tour guides staying totally in their 1880’s time period character. Plus, if you like beer, you got samples.
Bar Harbor, Maine was very pretty with the fall foliage colors and sea. We went on a lobster boat where the owner shared with us all about lobster fishing in Maine. He made the tour very entertaining.