Well I am finally departing the lovely Seabourn Quest after a wonderful trip covering a small part of Iceland (got to go back there for more), a lot of Greenland, and then a number of smaller locations in Canada’s Eastern provinces – Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec and PEI. Finally entered US waters and had one stop in Bar Harbour – before disembarking in Boston.
Bar Harbour is a cute seaside town with an attractive harbourfront, some sumptious hotels and houses (even the birdhouse is plush!) plus more great lobster rolls!
The famous spot to visit in Bar Harbour is Acadia National Park – I took the free trolley bus there and it stops at loads of places so you can stay on it or get off and do some walking and then pick it up again later. Fab place and would love to go back in the Fall sometime in the future.
Then time so say goodbye to Seabourn Quest – my home from home. Lots of food and music for the final sail away night.
Last stop on the cruise in the Maritimes and this time it was Halifax Nova Scotia. I had been there a couple of times so took a tour to the gorgeous town of Lunenburg about 90 minutes away – great views all the way there too.
En route we stopped at Mahone Bay
Lunenburg is the home of the Bluenose 2 ship – it wasn’t in dock on this day. It was (well the original one anyway) the fastest sailing ship ever for many consecutive years. It was named after one of the nicknames for people living in Nova Scotia. Apparently, back in the day, they all used to wear blue mittens in Winter and when it got cold and their noses ran they wiped them with their mittens and the blue dye came off on their noses. Great story:)
The first pic below shows three churches next to each other- although the third is a bit hard to see – and then some close ups.
Every road you turn into the buildings are traditional, well maintained and colourful. No wonder the whole old part of town has UNESCO heritage status
Finally in the land of the lobster I’m on a mission to taste, compare and contrast lobster rolls at various ports.