New England and Canada cruise Fall 2004

Here was our itinerary for this cruise
We were aboard Jewel of the Seas




Enter our cabin.





Come on in.






Looking toward the cabin door.








The funky round shower.  The doors come from each side and form a capsule.






Logan airport as viewed from the ship when we left.











One of the lighthouses protecting Boston





Approaching Bar Harbor, Maine












The Jewel at anchor





Yacht Four Wishes.  It's a charter yacht just waiting to take you where you want to go.





Stores at the entrance to the docks where we tendered in.







The sand bar where Bar Harbor gets it's name.





A view to show the large tides here.





One of the many bridges of Acadia National Park, built by John D. Rockefeller





Another view of the Jewel and the bar.





A view of the Porcupine islands.







The little mound in the middle of the picture in the water is a beaver house.








The view of Jordon Pond from the front lawn at the Jordon Pond house.





We stopped at the Asticou for a "Lobsta" lunch.






A front view of the Asticou.






The gatehouse of somewhere I can't remember.






Bar Harbor as viewed from above.





The Porcupines, the Jewel, and Bar Harbor from above.






Onward to Canada.  This is the Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia lighthouse.





Very rocky





VERY rocky






Danger, Danger





Looking back toward "town"






Patty "posing" for me.  The lighthouse actually has a post office inside it.





Patty's knee was acting up so she waited for me for a few minutes.





The classic shot you will see of Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia

Click on the link to the right to see a panoramic shot of de Garthe's Fisherman's Monument in Peggy's cove.  It's carved entirely from the natural granite rock showing the cove's heritage.



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Looking toward the waterfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia






The Old Town Clock














The Victorian Gardens in Halifax







The attack ducks at the gardens






An innocent tourist about to be attacked





Dartmouth, NS across the river







The view from the top of the Jewel of the Seas Atrium





A little different view





Music before dinner






The sculpture in the Atrium







The pool we didn't use cause it was 50-60 degrees all the time








Maybe another time Sydney.

Our stop in Sydney NS was skipped due to Hurricane Ivan remnants.   The night before our scheduled stop, the captain announced we were going to encounter weather from Ivan.  We encountered 35-40' seas and watched the ship info channel show winds across the ship from the port side at a constant 60-80mph with at least one gust I saw reach 125mph.  Everyone was told to not go out on deck.  Of course I had to just take a peek.  I went out near the stern up on the upper deck.  It was dark so it seemed even scarier, but I got about 10 feet or so from the rail and backed off and went back inside.  Wind was strong enough to be pushing my 300+ body around like a piece of paper.  Numerous people on the port side of the ship opened their balcony sliding doors only to have them blown off the tracks.  An exciting night to sleep for sure.  But the Jewel performed VERY well.





A town along the St Lawrence Seaway.





An odd little ship we passed.  There was a bunch of water in the center part of the ship churning around and draining off the sides.  Got me what it was doing.






Our Heliport just in case there is an emergency





A very odd wave that formed behind us due to shallow water off to our side (I think)





Canadian Coast Guard twin hull.







The only freighter we passed (while I was paying attention anyway)








Fairly close passing






Looking toward Isle d'Orleans in Quebec.





More views of Isle d'Orleans






A marina on the island





Unfortunately a hazy day as we approached Quebec City and the QM2.





The Queen Mary 2





Hotel Frontenac.  Construction began in the late 1800's and finished in 1933.








Looking up from the harbor drive into the old city





Some beautiful buildings in the old city







The elevator up to the hotel






Shopping in the old city





The main square









An unbelievable mural on the side of one of the buildings.  Full panoramic shot below

For a stitched version, click on the link to the right.  Hard to believe this is painted on the flat side of a building.


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Our first towel animal.  A poochie dog





The Frontenac by morning sun

Click to the right again for a panoramic view of Old Quebec City in the morning sun.



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The Regal Princess joins us in Quebec













The view looking up the seaway from the Citadelle guarding Quebec City in the late 1800's





Taking the QM2's spot in the city







Our room was 1 down and 1 left of the gentleman standing on his balcony







The Frontenac up close







Le Bureau Du Post







Falls right near Montmorency Falls








Cable cars to the top of Montmorency Falls





We had lunch at the restaurant you see at the top.





This is Montmorency Falls.  The falls were named by Samuel de Champlain in 1613.






They are 76M (247 feet) tall.  That's 87 feet taller than Niagara Falls.






Manoir Montmorency where we ate lunch






The foot bridge over the falls





The view from atop the bridge









Looking out at the bridge to Isle d'Orleans from the bridge over the falls.






A towel bunny






Le Frontenac at night as we departed






Goodbye Quebec City





The entrance to the Saguenay River





Saguenay village is on each side.  This is the left






and the right






Ferry service which goes across the mouth of the river






The ferry on the other side






The lower end of Saguenay River is the only navigable fjord in North America






A waterfall along the side as we go 30 miles up the river





The entrance to Eternity bay






Looking into Eternity bay.  This was our turning point where we headed back down the river.

When we were right here in the middle of Eternity Bay, the Captain demonstrated how the ships whistle echo's off the shear cliffs.  They say it echo's 7 times as it goes into the bay.  Click to the right for an audio clip I took on my camera.  (sorry it's not the best sound)





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The top of this bad-boy is 1800 feet.





The Virgin Mary, completed in 1880 as a result of a promise between a man, who escaped death twice, and God.  It's 28 foot tall.  It was brought up the side of the cliff in pieces and reassembled on top.




We pass the Regal Princess.




Throughout the fjord, are these metal "pads".  They are helicopter landing areas for rescue purposes.





Folks whale watching from the Bow.





Our ele-fant





A couple of kissing swans.





The Fairmont Algonquin Hotel in St Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick






The lobby





Downtown St Andrews





A view of the public dock from where we ate at the Market Square Grill & Deli.





The "reversing" falls in Saint John, NB.  The tides here are 28 1/2 feet.  The largest in the world.





Another view





The falls reverse directions every 12 hours.  In the morning the water is rushing IN and back OUT in the evening causing the falls to reverse direction.





The elaborate "jetway" used to get off the ship.  It has numerous switchbacks to compensate for the 28 foot tides.





Temporary tents with shops until the passenger terminal gets built.  We were warmly welcomed to Saint John.  The women were given roses as we got off the ship and the men were given Saint John lapel pins.





A VERY nice send-off as we departed Saint John, NB



















The pattern in the water is caused by the water from the river rushing into the sea during low tide.




Sunset as we leave Saint John





Coming into Portland, Me





Some little tubs in Portland





One of the islands of Casco Bay.





Fort Gorges, Casco Bay





Another view showing the Islands of Casco Bay





One of the Jewel's tenders coming into port.





Some local tugs





The Polar Adventure.  A new tanker built in New Orleans and brought up to be finished in Portland.  Our guide said it was due to the Hurricanes down south.  It holds 42 Million gallons of oil.

Carnival Victory behind it.





Our Duck ride.





The Portland Head Light.





Another shot





Our last night of towel animals





The cruise ended and we spent a few days in Boston.  This is a very windy, rainy, Rockport, MA





The white line you see was run through a block and tied off to a Dodge Ram pickup to keep the Appledore III along side the pier.






It was pretty bumpy even inside the breakwater.





A much nicer day in Kennebunkport, Me





Downtown Kennebunkport





Our ferry to Martha's Vineyard.





Vickie, one of our cohorts in crime.  Vickie and Carol met us in Boston after the cruise.





The Gay Head Light in Martha's Vineyard.  Built in 1856.  Automated in 1960.  It flashes Red and White.





The white flash.

Gay Head has been renamed Aquinnah to be more PC.




Gay Head (Aquinnah) cliffs.




WONDERFUL Quahog (pronounced Ko-hog) chowder.  A Quahog is a hard-shell clam.





The Black Dog Tavern





A parting view of the Vineyard