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Joan's emails from Brilliance of the Seas

Postby Mungo » 13 Sep 2015 17:40

Thanks Joan! :D
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Postby grannyM » 13 Sep 2015 17:57

Mungo wrote:Thanks Joan! :D


Yes Joan, thanks from me too. Very interesting. Glad you had decent weather in Reykjavik. You certainly got good mileage out of your HOHO ticket. ;) :)
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Postby tobysgranny » 14 Sep 2015 03:59

We did Marie. The shuttle would have cost us £32 for the both of us for two days which dropped off at the Concert Hall. Thanks Dave for moving the picture. I realised too late I had put it in the wrong place.

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P.s. I'm meeting Sandra for coffee in the morning.
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Postby Jimmy the One » 14 Sep 2015 09:48

Thanks Joan for the interesting read could picture the scenes as we have been to some of the places :D
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Postby tobysgranny » 16 Sep 2015 14:17

Just arrived in Halifax this glorious sunny morning after four very wet and miserable sea days. We are having a sneaky coffee all on our own up in the Lounge before our tour later this morning to Peggy's Cove.

Will send my next update soon. We have another sea day tomorrow before Boston.

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P.S. Met up with Sandra for coffee and discovered she was also in the choir. More about that later.
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Postby tobysgranny » 16 Sep 2015 14:26

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Postby JollyJill » 16 Sep 2015 15:12

tobysgranny wrote:Just arrived in Halifax this glorious sunny morning after four very wet and miserable sea days. We are having a sneaky coffee all on our own up in the Lounge before our tour later this morning to Peggy's Cove.

Will send my next update soon. We have another sea day tomorrow before Boston.

Joan

P.S. Met up with Sandra for coffee and discovered she was also in the choir. More about that later.


Hi Joan. Thanks for the updates which I am reading with interest. I hope the weather stays brighter for you. :)
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Postby grannyM » 16 Sep 2015 15:31

Nice to hear from you Joan. Also nice that you met Sandra and you are both in the choir. Hope you've left the bad weather behind you. :D
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Postby Fossil » 17 Sep 2015 09:56

Glad you are enjoying Brilliance Joan. It is a lovely ship in beautiful condition. I enjoyed 12 days on it this June around the Baltic.
As for Honfleur I would recommend this fabulous little French town to anyone. I first visited last year with Azamara and being a smaller ship it actually berthed in Honfleur. The wooden church Joan mentions, St Catherine's, is the oldest wooden church in France with a separate bell tower. On my first visit last year I heard singing coming from within, no, not a choir but what sounded like a ballad singer with guitar accompaniment. It was in fact the padre conducting a mass Christening. Very moving. This year I returned whilst on Anthem in April but no service was being held so an opportunity to explore the whole church. The small town harbour is encompassed by cafes/restaurants making for a dining venue that can seldom be copied.
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Postby dst87 » 17 Sep 2015 14:16

Just catching up with this now, and really enjoying it. I loved the photo of the trolls in Reykjavik as I remember seeing them myself! I really liked Reykjavik and I'd love to go back.

Looking forward to more updates :)
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