With port calls on 6 of seven days, I have fallen further behind in my blogging. Rather than try to do separate blog entries for each of the Canadian Maritime provinces we visited, I’ll just do one. You will have to wait until I post the album to get the full impact. Further, we have been so far North, that we haven’t had much satellite bandwidth for three days.
The first Canadian port was St. John, New Brunswick, not to be confused with the third port St. Johns, Newfoundland. We signed up for a photo tour of New Brunswick, only to have the skies overcast and a pouring rain for most of the shooting. The biggest challenge was keeping our gear dry and the lens clear of rain. All-in-all, it wasn’t a very satisfying visit.
Our second Canadian port was Halifax, Nova Scotia, and what a winner it was. Halifax is a fun little town, but the real star was Peggy’s Cove, a much-photographed little fishing village. And while we had plenty of company, I could have easily spent a couple of days in and around the town. The rest of the island looked interesting as well. We’ll have to come back “on the ground” to fully appreciate this port.
Our last Canadian port was St. Johns (with an “s” at the end), was also stunning. We took a tour that included a boat ride along the beautiful coast, out to an Atlantic Puffin rookery, and among a bunch of humpback and Minke whales. Later we went to Point Spear, the easternmost point in North America and saw more of the beautiful coastline and as many as five whales at a time.