Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hello and welcome to Sunday

Hello folks,

How’s your day going? Yesterday started with a bit of an “incident” as we were wakened to the sound of bagpipes!!! I KNOW!! And at ONLY 08:00 too – whatever next? Well, there we were, in Halifax, Nova Scotia our first port of call in Canada. It was foggy and the rain was coming down in stair rods (if you’re not old enough to remember stair rods ....... ask your mum!). We docked early in the morning and our tour was booked for mid day ....... a tour aboard an amphibious craft!!! Like we needed to get wetter! Given that Nova Scotia experiences over 300 rainy days per year it shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise but what DID come as a surprise was the lack of undercover seating on said amphibious craft ... we thought we might drown! Fortunately the tour guide handed out some super yellow fashion accessories in the form of ponchos, including a spare to sit on! Perfect. Ever tried to keep those cellophane poncho’s (saran wrap to any U.S. followers) in place? Trickier thank you might think, particularly on the water! An interesting experience and we followed it up with a get on get off double decker bus tour of Halifax which, on a nicer day, is a pretty city. Would we return? Yes indeed but perhaps with more efficient water proof clothing – especially now we know about their rainfall!!

Anyhoo, next stop is Quebec (tomorrow) on our whistle stop tour and then back down to New York so not entirely sure when I’ll be able to post again so do check back from time to time to see how we’re getting on and thanks for stopping by. Today, we’re actually at sea all day and have been participating in some of the onboard activities, like the movie trivia and general knowledge quiz – we didn’t do too badly thank heavens!

OH MY though, the food is astonishing – in availability (24 hours!) and quantity as well as quality – guess none of my clothes will fit by the time I get home! We’re having great fun with our friends and have seen some fabulous places and here are some photos for you

Amphibious water craft at Halifax - Saturday

Sunny Newport, Rhode Island - Wednesday

Foggy Boston!!!, Massachusetts - Thursday
Beautiful Bar Harbour - Friday

Hope you are enjoying your virtual cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 - I'll stop by again, when I can, with  more photos


Dora said...

Hey Kathy, these photos are lovely... so good to hear you are having a fabulous holiday cruise :) Hugs xx

scrappyjacky said...

Oh dear...and here are we having to put up with non stop sunshine.....and temperatures of 29 degrees!!

Debs M said...

great pics x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well I'm certainly enjoying it Kathy, particularly that sunset. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Lx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pics Kathy. Sounds like you are having fun even in the rain!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xox