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Monday, 6 March 2017

Boston and New England Cruise - 13 days from October 3rd to 15/2016.....

On Monday, after breakfast, which we had in the dining room, we went on Holland America “O Canada, Eh?” tour ($199.95) at 10 a.m.  The bus was just about full, the tour lasted 7 hours and included lunch.

We made a stop at the UNESCO Town of Lunenburg – we climbed a steep street, but on the way back, found the stairs – much easier.  The power went off in the Gift shop, so no souvenirs – a beautiful town.  
On the History Channel, there is the show called The Curse of Oak Island, about buried treasure, and we went on the bus to the hotel/restaurant, the Atlantica Hotel Oak Island, where we could just glimpse the entrance to the Island.  Unfortunately, the Island was closed at this time and, because of the trees, difficult to see anything at all.   A nice lunch was served -  haddock, potatoes and vegetables, with blueberry bread pudding.
Back on the bus, we went to a maple syrup store – there was a little lecture and then quite a few bought maple syrup.  They also make Maple Vodka – they lost power during our visit so Cash was King.  Maybe too long a stop here if you are not buying maple syrup. 
Then we went to Peggy’s Cove – the wind was picking up, and the power was out to the Gift Shop, so we made a quick stop here. 


A little tour through Halifax, and back to the ship.   We really enjoyed this tour – a little expensive, but we had a nice lunch right next to Oak Island.  
For dinner that night, today was Canadian Thanksgiving so lots had turkey, but I had carrot soup, liver and onions and asparagus.  Usually, after dinner, we would go to the late show for live entertainment in the theatre. 

The Ship sailed at 6 p.m. to Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

Photos belong to Phil Bianco  


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