Archive | August, 2015

Napolean and the Arcadiennes. Canada Day 84

Canada Day 84: Cape Breton Highlands National Park -Saturday, July 11 2015 Beautiful “yellow balls in the sky” (a phrase Anne, our tour coordinators uses that I loved) day. Woke realising I am a bit over touring with a group. The lack of freedom to explore, or to move about independently is frustrating. “Herding” is […]

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Brave Little Hector -Pictou – Canada Day 83

Day 83 Pictou and Baddeck Friday, July 10 2015 By Mel As we set out for Baddeck, we first stop in Pictou to visit the Hector. Both of us were struck by the history woven into this little ship. It travelled from Scotland to Nova Scotia with 179 people on board. The ship and passengers […]

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Lunenberg and Peggy’s Cove – Canada Day 82

Canada Day 82 Lunenberg and Peggy’s Cove Thursday 9th July 2015 First stop of the many “comfort stops” planned into our tour – no more than an hour without a stop. This was new for us. The stop was a) bathroom (toilet stop) b) coffee – Tim Hortons and c) Photo Op. Our first Tim […]

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Too Many Tours. Deer Lake to Halifax – Canada Day 80 – 81

Day 80 – 81 Deer Lake to Halifax July 7th and 8th 2015 By Mel Another round of sad goodbyes, this time protracted and multiple as we kept running into each other as we headed for our various flights. Despite the feeling at the outset of this trip that we would not make connections as […]

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Last Day Of Our Newfoundland Tour – Canada Day 79

Day 79 Last Day Newfoundland Tour 6th July 2015 By Mel The morning spent wending our way back to Deer Lake, with a couple of stops including a pizza and pasta buffet lunch at the Torrent River Inn in Hawke’s Bay. The major stop for the day was to see the Thrombolytes – which I […]

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Real Vikings in Canada- Canada Day 78

Day 78 St Anthony / L’Anse-aux-Meadows 5th July 2015 By Mel Today we are on Viking time – or more correctly Norse time. Before I get to that. First a visit I was really excited about – a museum and house giving a history of the life and work of Dr Wilfred Grenfell. Described as […]

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‘Snantknee’ – Canada Day 77

We three. Intrepid Whale and Iceberg hunters! Day 77 Saint Anthony 4th July 2015 By Mel The first of July had found us on a ferry ride singing Canadian songs. Today the fourth of July and a ferry ride across the Strait of Belle Isle back to Newfoundland; singing American songs for American Independence day. […]

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Sadly Leaving Battle Harbour Onto Red Bay – Canada Day 76

Day 76 Battle Harbour and Red Bay 3rd July 2015 By Mel I woke feeling hideous, the cold I had ignored for a couple of days did not appreciate late night partying. Decided to skip brekky and just stagger to the boat. Chris came back with a container of porridge the lovely Chef Myrna had […]

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We Love Battle Harbour – Day 75

Day 75 Battle Harbour 2nd July 2015 By Mel: A rare treat: 2 nights in one place; plus free time in the day; plus a magical mystical place to be. It is- and remained – a strong favourite for “Best Place” Woke to mist, cold and icebergs floating outside our window. Just how you imagine […]

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It Really Is – Canada Day – Day 74

Day 74  Lans Amour 1st July 2015 CANADA DAY It is Canada Day. Today begins with a Ferry ride. As we sit in the vehicle queue to board it is a surprise to learn the ferry’s bow lifts up (not the stern flattening out) to enable vehicles off and on. We watch as a large […]

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