Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day 23 - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dick and I were on the Cabot Trail Loop back in September 2005 (above) and the sun was shining back then. We visited the Fortress of Louisbourg, and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Concerts at the Louisbourg Playhouse are outstanding, complete with tea and oatcakes! We toured the Maritimes with 9 other motorhomes back in '05, and enjoyed seeing the city of Sydney by a different mode of travel today...on foot!

The fog never lifted yesterday, so we stayed onboard and played with the Windows Live Photo program, uploaded pictures, and read...no nap either. Bee was so right--we just pretended it was a sea day. We did get to go to the Captain's special cocktail party for the Mariners Club. Do you think that he'll remember meeting us??? He apparently is a shy fella...he's gotta hate some of his duties for sure!

Today is overcast, but at least not foggy. We got off the ship and walked around the town, and visited one of the historic homes of a former Anglican priest, a craft sale at another church, and the shops at the pier where locals were selling their crafts. Amy, I did find an item that you requested.

We had lunch back onboard; Dick is watching a movie on TV. Oh yes, our TV receiver now works and we now have CNN again, so we'll be catching up on the news and hearing more political crappola (we didn't miss that!).

Check out the pictures that we'll upload later on today. The crew was having another boat drill, and it was hysterical. The 'tendering' into the port yesterday didn't go so well, so the guys were out practicing this morning. And practicing some more. I think the captain kicked some butt last night. We sometimes have to remember that this is still a shakedown cruise and keep everything into perspective. Anyway, Dick took lots of pics of the boat drill and other stuff in town. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks to everyone who has been following our journey and posting comments. We are definitely on the homeward stretch now, and that feels sooo good. But we aren't done with this adventure yet, so stay tuned for what happens next...Halifax tomorrow. Life is good!


HaleyD said...

Love the sunny picture! We're socked in w/fog & rain again 2day- visibility 0!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh what fun! the photo is great too! it has rained (many inches) here today and we had to go out in it to the walmart. the cleaning people were here and i don't like to stay home while they work. i also got to see cat, she was in town at her office today so i took her some lunch. poor thing is SO far behind in work since she was out last week. that's about it from podunk. i am going for a nap now!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

Oh I just LOVE this photo!!!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Glad you enjoyed your pretend sea day. It's great when a plan comes together. Just enjoy every minute. Big hug. :)

amyjason said...

Thanks for picking up a gift in/for Sydney. I appreciate it. The glacier pics makes me want to go to Alaska again. Next family cruise!?!?!?!?!