Archive | September, 2015

Quebec to l’anse Saint Jean and THE Kayak Trip – Canada Days 94 to 97

Days 94 to 97  July 21 to 24 2015 This was to be the idyllic kayak trip – in our minds we had Minke whales, we had blue skies, we had calm waters, we had fjords rising around us. We had all this in our minds as we booked this trip – – – Day […]

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Are we in North America or is this France? Canada Day 92

Quebec City -Are we in North America or France -19th July 2015 Newly liberated from our touring experience and having said Bon Voyage to our new Denver friends Ruth and Steve we leave at 0630 to the airport. We make the airport in good time and after an uneventful flight via Montreal we arrive in […]

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Back to Halifax – Canada Day 90-91

Halifax – Canada Day 90 & 91 – 17th and 18th July 2015 The final day of our final tour. Our final day on and off the bus. Our final day down the back of the bus with Carroll and Joanne. Our final day with Chris and Carroll comedically sparring. Somethings I will miss. We […]

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Woman Power and the Sea – Quaco, St Martins Canada Day 89

St. Martins  and Fundy Trail – Canada Day 89: Thursday, July 16 2015 A day around St Martins that included seeing the tides change from various (over-photographed) angles. This quiet, pretty town was once a major shipbuilding town described as “the richest village in the British Empire”. My first lesson of the day was to […]

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The Tides They Are A Changing- Bay of Fundy. Canada Day 88

On to the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks – a very photographed Canadian scene. How would it shape up in real life? Over thousands of years, the Bay of Fundy’s rapidly rising and falling tides have shaped the coastal landscape. The Hopewell Rocks are also called the Flowerpot Rocks shaped by glaciers, wind, rain […]

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Anne of Green Gables – Canada Day 87

Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Green Gables – Canada Day 87 – Tuesday, July 14 2015 By Mel Anne of Green Gables  – a tourism saviour and National Historic Site. If you did not know about Anne Shirley, her fictional home, and famous red-hair you soon did. From the overloaded gift shop, to the red […]

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Potatoes, Beer and Anne – PEI Canada Day 86

Prince Edward Island – Canada Day 86 – Monday, July 13 2015 By Mel Anne of Green Gables fervour rises – today we head to Prince Edward Island. Firstly a ferry journey. This ferry journey includes a stall selling local beer and offering free tastings of Nova Scotia beer … it was lunchtime! Later we […]

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Fortress in the Mist – Louisbourg – Canada Day 85

Day 5: Fortress Louisbourg Canada Day 85 – Sunday, July 12 The Louisbourg National Historic Site, approached through a heavy mist preventing even a glimpse till we were at the Fortress. It felt like an authentic way to start the visit. Our site guide Louise added to this with a passionate, enlivened history of Louisbourg […]

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