Fall Leaves Cruise 2013
Pat and Lew headed east for cruise through
New England and Canada on Regent Cruise Line's Seven Seas Navigator.
Leaving New York in the late afternoon, we arrived early the next morning in the
beautiful harbor of Newport Rhode Island. We tendered into the port where
we met Margaret, Johnny and Katie.
Our first stop was the horse barn where
Katie practices equestrian jumping. We then went to an orchard where we
spent time picking apples. Delicious! We then went back to the pier where
Pat had secured entry for the Solomons gang to the ship. Unfortunately
their visit was cut short when the captain decided to head out early,
interrupting a hot game of shuffleboard.
In Boston, we visited the Commons where we
joined a walking tour featuring the heroics of Paul Revere.
The ship anchored in Rockland Maine, but we
went to Camden instead. We had been in Camden harbor on a previous visit
and it looked so attractive that we always wanted to return. We were able
to confirm that this is a must-see town.
Nova Scotia's Cape Breton island looked
pretty grim the last time we were here, but it didn't look too bad this time around.
We visited Fort Saint Louis, where the French had their canons pointing in the
wrong direction to hold off the British army. Tours are conducted by
guides dressed in the garb of the day..
Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest
province, and probably most beautiful. Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of
Anne Of Green Gables lived here and her memory is persevered here in a touristy
recreation of the book. We were driven around the island and were
treated to some spectacular scenery.
To be honest I had never heard of Saguenay
before this trip. It is in the province of Quebec, about 100 miles north
of Quebec City with a population of 150,000 people. It has a very fine new
maritime museum. It also hosts flocks of snow geese which we saw on the
river next to the museum.
Quebec City is one of our favorite locations
in North America. Being there is similar to being in France without the
hassle of crossing the Atlantic. The Hotel Frontenac claims to be the most
photographed hotel in the world. We could see part of the hotel from our
cabin. At night, the city lights are very nice.