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Old 11-01-2011   #16 (permalink)
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Time to head to an area called Peggy's Cove. It was a beautiful drive through pine forests with some beautiful pristine lakes. Peggy's Cove was a beautiful and very small fishing village











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Before heading back to town I went looking for a place I had read about on the internet. It was called Ryer Lobster, which is a lobster wholesaler.
I found it just a little ways up the coast and it was exactly what I hoped it would be. It was a guy and his wife who go out and trap lobster and then sell them to restaurants and locals. If you stop in he will let you pick out a lobster and throw it in a pot to cook up for you. They have three little picnic tables for you to sit at and they bring out the lobster on paper plates,with bibs and a roll of paper towels. It was the best lobster meal I had ever had, with each lobster costing only around $14.

It was time to head back to town, but it had been a fabulous day. We were the last ones to board the ship.

One port left. Saint John, New Brunswick



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We did not pull into Saint John until about 11:00 am, but it was still going to be a full day since were not leaving port until 10:00 pm. I had another car reserved but we thought we would spend a couple of hours shopping first since Pam really had not done too much shopping on this trip. There were quite a few nice little shops with clothing made by residents of the area. Pam was able to find a few unique clothing items including this cute hat that I bought for her.



We had our fill of shopping, so we went back to the ship for lunch before we picked up the car. As we walked back, Pams attraction to men in uniform slowed us down a couple of times.



These guys were really fun to chat with.


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After lunch we picked up the car and drove towards the Fundy Trail. When we saw the weather report before the trip I had mentioned to Pam that if we only had a few hours of good weather I would hope it would be while we were on the Fundy Trail, but as it turns out it was the only lousy weather we had. It was dark and a bit rainy but it was still an interesting ride and at times still beautiful.

The Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. This photo was taken during the lower tide, but within six hours those boats would have risen up to be even with the docks.



We drove for a couple hours,getting out on occasion for a short walk. A few more photos from the trail. I know Pam felt a little sorry for me vecause if the weather had been good there would have been many great photo options.






We even spotted a bear in the trees.

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The final day was a sea day as we headed back to New York. I'm not a fan of sea days except when it's the last day,because it allows us to wind down from an active week and we can take our time packing. We stayed in bed a little later, then spent the day with our favorite bartenders, relaxing by the pool and then went to the theater to watch a movie. The ship had all kinds of entertainment, from comedians to broadway type productions (rather weak), a casino, a few different bands, and a 300 square ft. movie screen outside on the top deck. Food was plentiful and ran the range from excellent to very bland. Drinks were very good and made up the majority of our onboard charges.

The service was outstanding and as usual the staff does a great job of making you feel like you are special. They work so hard for such long hours but somehow manage to keep smiling. A few of my favorite staff members and the drinks Mario, my favorite staff member, asked me to photograph and send to him.












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Finally we arrived back in New York and it was the end of a very nice week. I was not very excited leading up to this vacation, however it ended up being a very positive experience. Thanks for reading/viewing this long report!



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Thank you for sharing parts of the country I've never seen! You photos were amazing, what kind of camera do you have?
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Thank you for sharing parts of the country I've never seen! You photos were amazing, what kind of camera do you have?

Thanks Sharon! The camera is a Canon 30D, which is a almost 6 year old digital SLR.
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So purty!




Could be an image from the coast of BC, too!


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Loved the photos - looks like a great trip.
I loved the East Coast - but this makes me want to go back.
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Stunning photography!!! You were in some of my favorite cities!! NY, Boston, Portland, ME.

I'm a New England girl, born & raised. I love New England & love that you got to experience a little taste!
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Amazing Pictures!
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Great report and pictures!
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These guys were really fun to chat with.

ahhh....our canadian SWAT team...armed with lots of pens!
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