Canada and New England/Caribbean October 2018

Another Canada/New England/Caribbean.  This time on Regal Princess






Our room for the first 7 day (inside).  Then we moved to a balcony room.

Looking out over Governors Island to New York and New Jersey up the Hudson

Picture says it all

Lady Liberty standing watch


Jersey trying to catch up to New York with new skyscrapers

Norwegian headed out ahead of us


The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.  We'll be going under it soon.

Brooklyn commercial docks behind us.

First visit of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to New York.

Some VTOL aircraft flying around the Queen Elizabeth.  Bell Osprey's.







That is the wildest runway ramp.

Area around Coney Island.

Calzone in the North End somewhere.

Sorry for the fuzzy pic, we were moving.  Numerous Neon signs along the park area on top of the Big Dig in Boston.

Welcome to early morning arrival in Bar Harbor.


The pier area on the right where we will tender to.

Presto, we moved over to a balcony room.


Supplies laid in.  As you can see by the chip brand and butter tarts, we had already been to Halifax and the Atlantic Super Store.



A gloomy day in New York.  Showing the pier side.

Another view of Brooklyn.


Inside Market Square in Saint John New Brunswick.

The City Market.  It's unique in that it is built on the sloping hillside so it has a pretty good slope inside.

Outside the Market Square (left) and the Saint John City Hall (right with the multi-color design)

If you look right in the center you see the elevated pedestrian walkway.  The Market Square, City Hall, and Brunswick Square mall are all interconnected. No need to go outside in the winter fo your shopping.


The Regal awaits our return

We took a shorex to Lunenburg. A very nice little port town on the south shore of Nova Scotia.


Here's the sign for the academy. Photo below

The Lunenburg Academy. Built between 1893 and 1895. Still functions as a public school at the primary level.


Pic of the house to follow.

The Allan R. Morash house. Victorian house built in 1885 for the town's mayor. The owners who bought it 22 years ago decided on the color. They have quirky antiques, and second hand finds for sale.

Pic of the church to follow

Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Sign says it all.  Pics below




Square outside the church

Just an unusual place


Look up a the top of the steeple.  Close up below.

Can you tell Lunenburg was (is) a fishing town?




Park where they have Remembrance Day.


Looking down to the waterfront

Shops along the waterfront

The Former Bank of Montreal building.  Now housing an investment company.  It was built in 1907.

Some of the unique buildings.

Easy to tell people where you're at if you're in this building



Had lunch at the Savvy Sailor



This was lunch.  A very good sammich and soup.  I didn't take a picture of dessert but it was by far the BEST Peanut butter/Chocolate pie I have EVER had. 


I would be willing to DRIVE to Lunenburg or take another shorex on our next cruise up there just to get this pie.  Patty did do a very nice job once we got home to duplicate it.  Almost 100%.


The waterfront piers



Getting prepped for winter I believe.


Mahone Bay .

Mahone Bay is also where Oak Island is located for you TV fans. 

Shot of 4 churches along Mahone Bay 




Back on the ship for the kitchen tour. 


As you can tell it was Halloween. Today's features for the tour were 100 ways to do potatoes.  



















A little Halloween cake whipped up by the chefs. 

Display out in the Piazza 





Halloween sunset from our balcony 

The big Halloween party 






Our favorite barmaid dressed for Halloween. 


We actually had two people as Dinosaurs.  

See if you can find both. 

One of the last balloon drops.  They stopped doing them now. 



Our two barmaid friends. 

I think this was pre-work before the Medallion service started. 

Just found it funny to have a grab bar for the guys to keep good aim. 

We're in St Maarten 

The pier side shopping area of St Maarten 

Ignore the junky vehicles, the hill to the left in the background is the point of this pic.  It's where I will be ziplining. 

See, told ya.  On the chairlift headed up. 

This was a 3-fer experience.  You got to do a run on an innertube with this plastic eggcrate material as the "ice". It was called the Schooner ride.


Now onward further up 

View from behind the chairlift on the way up. Called the Sky Explorer


Proof it was ME 


Here we are at stop #2.  Back and forth zips across the top of Sentry Hill. 



Here's some video of the first zip between mountain tops. Sentry Hill

Back and forth and then up another chairlift. 

Here's the next 2 zips on Sentry Hill




Here's the second chairlift ride up to the main event

Almost to the top 

An observation platform before you get to the tip top

A little climbing to the top 

The main event. The Flying Dutchman.

The visitor center at the bottom.  The Elmo Wilson Museum.

Looking across from the pier to downtown Philipsburg

Longer shot 

Onward Antigua an Royal Caribbean coming in to join us. 

Side by side 


Downtown St John's Antigua 


See ya RCCL 

Went to the  Crown Grill for a nice dinner.  Half a cow with sides.

5:50 am shot of the mid-pool 

We're in Aruba and looking at the critters over along the bay by the Casino. 

Hello there 



Staying cool 

This is looking back to town 

The Caribbean Princess and us (Regal) behind it. 

Crab hanging out 

Leaving Aruba 


The  Queen Beatrix International Airport

Ready to land. 

Sunset on our way home to FLL 


Kinda ravaged by the time I got here but look at the shrimps and goodies. 

Voyage fact sheet 

On our sea day near Cuba, we passed Royal Princess.  So we each did a whistle salute using the Love Boat horns.  It was very cool.  Turn your volume up a bit to hear both sides.


The End