Voyage 7121

Toronto to Hamilton

 

 

Day 1 - September 20, 2011 - Montreal, Canada

Shortly before 5 pm we sailed away from beautiful Montreal in glorious weather down the St. Lawrence River.


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Day 2 - September 21, 2011 - Quebec, Canada

The drive out to this church was through rural countryside, and we were pleased to see that many of the maple trees were starting to change colour, making the views even that much more beautiful!


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Day 3 - September 22, 2011 -  At sea 

 

With the teatime, a general Team Trivia started in the Panorama Lounge. Eight groups participated in the trivia, which was hosted by me.

 


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Day 4 - September 23, 2011 - Havre St. Pierre, Canada

After the last ice age, during the isostatic rebound and the erosion through all the rivers caused by the melt water, the monoliths were “produced”.


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Day 5 - September 24, 2011 - Gaspé

An immigrant from the Channel Islands, Monsier John Boutiller made his money in the fishing industry. His house was beautifully restored to the way it was circa 1850-1860.


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Day 6 - September 25, 2011 - Bonaventure Island, Canada

This morning I woke up to a wonderful sight, Percé Rock, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular natural arches. This impressive monolith stands only a few hundred metres off the town of Percé, in the Gaspesie peninsula, province of Quebec.


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Day 7 - September 26, 2011 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The scenery was magnificent – with the bright greens of the grass-covered dunes, the deep blue of the marsh water, the light blue of the sky.


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Day 8 - September 27, 2011 - At sea

The sun was rising over the Gulf of St. Lawrence as the Silver Explorer sailed into the port of Cap Aux Meules on the Magdalen Islands.


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Day 9 - September 28, 2011 - Cornerbrook, Canada

After a short visit to the Discovery Center, we headed for our first hike. We even saw some moose in the distance.


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Day 10 - September 29, 2011 - En route to Louisbourg, Canada

By the time it was time for bed, the Silver Explorer had docked in Louisbourg. Everyone will sleep well tonight.


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Day 11 - September 30, 2011 - Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada

You really do have the sensation of walking back in time - a sensation heightened by the historical interpreters who dress in period costume.


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Day 12 - October 1, 2011 -  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Halifax was the ‘rescue center’ for the Titanic sinking, and many of the retrieved bodies are buried here.


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Day 13 - October 2, 2011 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The village was still sleepy on this Sunday morning but the different colors and the style of the houses gave a very nice impression of this little fishing community.


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Day 14 - October 3, 2011 - At sea, en route to Bermuda

The sea was pretty calm. So it looked like that the plan of Captain and Conrad worked out well to sail mainly around the bad weather system with its predicted high waves!


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Day 15 - October 4, 2011 - At sea towards Bermuda

Several times I had the opportunity to poke my head outside and it was truly breathtaking. The fresh salt air, the gentle roll of our ship, and a limitless horizon …


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