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Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 10 Oct 2018 22:47

Quebec was outstanding. My brother and his wife drove up from Boston to meet with us. A trip to the Montmorency Falls, across to The Ile d'Orleans, cocktails at the Chateau Fontainebleau, cassoulet of duck and rabbit at Lapin Saute were just some of the highlights.ImageImageImageImage

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Postby tobysgranny » 11 Oct 2018 06:57

Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

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Postby grannyM » 11 Oct 2018 07:58

Great photos, thanks for sharing them with us. :)
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Postby judgegeoff » 11 Oct 2018 09:14

Fantastic photos Carwalsick, many thanks for posting them. :clap: It must have been fantastic to meet up with your brother and his wife, family are so important. Just a few generations ago people generally stayed in or near the place of their birth, but nowadays we spread out across the whole world, so meetings like that are very, very special.
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Postby Gillzajoker » 11 Oct 2018 09:54

Great pics., especially the waterful one. :D
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 11 Oct 2018 13:31

Montreal highlights included a calech ride, a jazz brunch at Le Jardin Nelson and dinner in the ship's East to West restaurant with brother and sister in law.ImageImageImage

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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 11 Oct 2018 15:35

Our penultimate stop in the little town of Gaspe. A visit to the museum learning something of the local fishing industry, the Mi'kmaq Indians and folksinger Madam Bolduc followed by a light lunch of duck and noodles soup at The Café des Artistes.
A day at sea now and then last stop St. Johns.ImageImageImageImage

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Postby Jimmy the One » 12 Oct 2018 11:31

Thanks so much for the photos and review :thumbup: a taste of what's to come on our cruise next year :D
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 13 Oct 2018 14:34

Well that's it. St Johns Newfoundland and now back across the pond for, what the captain is describing as a rock and roll couple of days, currently force 9 to 10 and 5 metre swell through the remnants of Storm Michael. I'll try to give an update on entertainment a bit later before I close off.ImageImageImage

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Postby Dave » 13 Oct 2018 16:08

Many thanks for posting about your Canada cruise, which I've followed with interest. We did a similar, if shorter, itinerary in autumn 2009 on Balmoral, and we loved what we saw of Canada so much that we even considered emigrating!

Your photo of the café in Gaspé looked familiar... :think: ...it's changed a bit, but it's from where we made our first ever post from a cruise to a forum (although not this forum!). That's my wife with her Asus Eee PC (an early notebook): :geek:

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