Boston, MA – Day 8

A favorite town for me, and a new one for Carol to see.  So much history around every corner.  And the people were all so friendly.  And yum – real clam chowder.  I can’t tell you how much I missed tasting the real thing until now.  Walked a large portion of the Freedom Trail.

State House   N Church steet sign  Carol Becky & Paul

Sacred Heart Church     Carol Becky & Paul-2Boston Tea Party ShipBoston-3Boston-2Boston sunset Boston Sunset


Ship OrchidAnd now on to our last port Newport, RI , before we head to our last stop New York City.



Bar Harbor, ME – Day 7

Back in the USA.  We spent the morning waiting to be called to go through customs.  Unfortunately, that cut into our day in Bar Harbor.  We rented a car and headed out of town to Southwest harbor for some local flavor type photography. Bar Harbour - Southeast Harbour

And stopped in Somesville for the popular arched bridge –

Bar Harbour - Somesville

Bass Lighthouse –Bar Harbour - Bass Harbour Light
Carol found these berries on some of the shrubs. –Bar Harbour


Carol took this photograph as we drove the Arcadia National Park Loop Drive.Arcadia National Park LoopBar Harbour-4
We passed Egg Rock Lighthouse as we set sail for Boston.Bar Harbour - Egg Rock  LightBar Harbour-3

Sydney, Nova Scotia – Day 5

We arrived in Sydney to a rainy misty day.  We were just going to walk around town.  The rain was just enough to make taking photographs difficult, but we tried.   We started back towards the historical walking tour of Sydney.  It brought us back to a couple of churches, one of which was St. George’s Angelican ChurchSydney St George Angelican Sydney Oldest Church.  This church is the oldest in Sydney.  It was built in 1785.

Carol found the following flower. Sydney flowers

We then changed to the shopping route, because the rain was not letting up.  We came across bear, moose and  beaver in front of one of the stores.  Sydney beaver- bear & moose

Giving up on the walking tours, we headed back to the ship.  There were signs all over the town mentioning the fiddle.  We found the fiddle right on the dock. Mighty big fiddle – here is Carol and the next is Gloria and Lloyd with the fiddle.

Carol with Fiddle Gloria playing with FiddleThe following signpost was on the port next to our ship.  Sydney sign post

We are now sailing to Halifax.  Hoping to find some sunshine.
But before we go – Only Becky can wear a lobster …..Sydney Becky_

PEI (Prince Edward Island) Day 4

We spent the day sailing from Quebec to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  Wonderful Northeast weather (rain/fog) greeted us upon arrival.  We rented a car and drove through the countyside of the center part of the island, arriving at Green Gables House, in Prince Edward Island National Park  in Cavendish.  For those who have read Anne of Green Gables books this house resembles the one from the stories. We toured the grounds, with all the flower gardens, lovers lane, granary, and other buildings.

Green Gables Framed Green Gables Dahlia Green Gables Dahlia 2 Carol at Green Gables Carol at Green Gables 2Back in Charlottetown, we walked around the town a little and stopped into St Dunstans Basilica.

st Dunstans Basilica Before leaving the charming Charlottetown for the next leg of our trip, we stopped in a little corner restaurant for some PEI mussels and clams.  Then off to Nova Scotia.  But first a parting wink from one of PEI’s lighthouses.PEI Lighthouse


Quebec – Day 2

Our second day in Quebec, was overcast but not raining. We jumped in the car headed toward Notre Dame Church, but GPS was trying to take us across the river when we came to some horse sculptures in a park along the St. Lawrence River. We stopped and photographed “bear” along with the sculptures. bird in quebec bear on horse  in quebec horse  in quebec

Then we gave up and tried to drive to the Citadel which is part of the fort which protected Quebec, only due to construction and one way roads, drove us in circles.  GPS no help.

Carol then found herself a park, with flowers and statues. arch  near citadel parc de l'amerique-francaise in quebec

We are now on the ship heading to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  We relaxed with a sailing day.  More site seeing tomorrow.


First Day – Quebec

We all arrived late evening into Quebec. It drizzled on us and we had this mural on the bulding outside our hotel.

Quebec Wall art

First thing in the morning we hiked a mile up a hill to get our rental car.  Lloyd was trying to keep a smile as I said – more up??  We made it with little trouble.  We then drove back to our hotel and picked up Carol and Becky, and off we went.

Our first stop was St. Anne du Beaupre – Church which dates back to the 1600’s. Carol at St Anne Du Beaupre St Anne Du Beaupre st anne du beaupre-2

then we were off to a waterfall – Montmorency Falls, which are taller than Niagra Falls.montmorency falls

And finally as we headed back to board our ship – a floral.  More Quebec tomorrow.

Quebec llowers