Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
We have looked over the town and swam at two beaches. We are sitting near the harbour to send this before we catch the tender back to the ship.
After looking at the designer fashion shops like Louis Vuitton and Hermes we walked to Shell beach with lots of stops on the way.
|A small plane takes off over St Jean beach. It was better than Shell Beach and had pure white fine sand|
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The view looking over White Beach
Gail on White Beach
We are actually sitting under the shade of a tree on White Beach as we send this
Shortly we may try a "Painkiller" a rum based drink guaranteed to leave you legless.The most popular bar is the Soggy Dollar. When people wade ashore from their yacht they spend their soggy dollar at the bar
Sunday, October 25, 2015
|Gail at Fort Sumter|
We had a day at the beach that is like a larger version of The Gold Coast. Lots of sun bakers and shops selling costumes, margaritas and tacky tee shirts.
We sail on today with a few more sea days before we visit a series of Caribbean islands
Friday, October 23, 2015
We also went by boat out to Fort Sumter where the first shot of the American Civil War was fired. A very interesting visit with a very local interpretation of the events! Most enjoyable.
Gail at the fort
We have very slow wifi so will try for more in 2 days. We sail on to Fort Lauderdale and then the Caribbean
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Our first stop was The House of The Seven Gables the house made famous by the book of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This was a great place to visit as a historic home in addition to the literary connection. It indeed has 7 gables but couldn't work out how to get a photograph of them all in the one shot.For some odd reason they enforce a no photo rule inside.
As we walked we came to the Maritime area. This was once the busiest sea port in America. They have lots of memorabilia from the days of sail.
It was approaching halloween and there was every imaginable thing associated with witches and witchcraft. Lots more pumpkins, black cats and psychics everywhere.
Monday, October 19, 2015
We enjoyed it as a beautiful park and have a few photos to share
There were beautiful houses and also yachts. It sits just on the side of the Acadia National Park.
We started with a stroll through this pretty little town and then a walk through a section of the park. Then we cut down to the path along the shore and are currently waiting for a trip deep into the park. When we return it will be close on time to sail.
|From the Shore Path|
Sunday, October 18, 2015
With our sea day we had a chance to rest and to party. We also had a stowaway or at least a hitch hiker for much of the trip
The town has many great old wooden houses and also wooden sculptures, Much of the town is very old but some has been rebuilt following a major fire in the 1800's
Pick the odd one out!
St John on a quiet Sunday morning.
We were able to get into the markets even though they were closed and they are the longest continuous markets in North America. The roof was done by the local shipwrights and resembles the keel of a wooden ship.
The Carton Martello Tower built for the war of 1812 but never used. One of a handful that remain.
Gail at the Reversing Rapids, one of just a few in the world. This region of Fundy Bay has the largest tidal range in the world and the rapids reverse with every tide.