Last day (excluding the plane ride tomorrow). Took the ferry from Lévis to Québec City, and walked around the city one last time. Had lunch at our favourite restaurant, took the horse-drawn carriage ride through the city, and took more pictures at night. Packing everything up now, getting ready to head off tomorrow for the long flight home.
Au revoir, Québec! Joyeux 400ième Anniversaire!
Drove from Edmundston to Lévis today. Stopped in Rivière-de-Loup and Montmagny. Going to make one last trip to Vieux Québec tomorrow via ferry before flying home on Friday.
Visited the reversing falls again today at high tide. Really interesting to see the rapids flowing in the other direction. Then we drove to Fredericton, walked around for a bit, got lunch, and got a pin (I haven’t mentioned yet that my sister collects pins. We must get a pin of every town that we visit). Then drove up to Hartland to see the world’s longest covered bridge (2100+ feet). Now we’re in Edmundston, just outside the Québec/New Brunswick border. Tomorrow we’re driving to Lévis.
We walked through uptown Saint John today, following one of the walking tours and visiting a number of old buildings. Then drove by to see the reversing falls. Saw low tide while we were there, with the Saint John river draining into the Bay of Fundy. Hoping to head back tomorrow and see high tide (with the Bay of Fundy overpowering the Saint John river). Also drove to see the Saint John Martello tour, very similar to the tours in Québec, but this one had seen additions for World War II.
Walked down to the Three Sisters Lamp after dinner, and waited for them to light up.
Today was mostly a travel day, but by ferry rather than car. We took the ferry from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick. Arrived in Saint John and will be staying here for two days before heading back towards Québec.
BTW, I got RickRolled in the restaurant at dinner. -_-
Toured through Port Royal and Fort Anne today. Port Royal was an habitation founded by Champlain and Sieur de Mons in 1605, even before Québec. Also drove to Digby and took a ferry to see the “balancing rock” on Long Island (Nova Scotia) on the Digby Neck. Quite an interesting stone, and quite a few ideas for upcoming Ages for Uru :P
Since RIUM and nomad already did it, I might as well post my Mysterium photo too…
Now we’re in Annapolis Royal, drove from Bridgewater today. Annapolis Royal is even older than Québec City. Visited a really old inn that had been partially restored, but restored in such a way that you were able to see the timbers of the walls, and the old stone foundations. Very cool to see the changes that it has gone through since it was originally built in the 1700s. Spending tomorrow in Annapolis Royal as well, then taking the Digby ferry to New Brunswick.
Drove down to see Peggy’s Cove lighthouse today, and to visit the UNESCO heritage village of Lunenburg. Lots of really nice houses in Lunenburg, all dating from between 1750 and 1890. Staying tonight in Bridgewater.
Visited the citadel this morning, caught a tour just as it was leaving, and managed to see the changing of the guard ceremony. Lots of bagpipers and people wearing the kilted uniforms of the 78th highlanders. Also took the ferry to Dartmouth, but there wasn’t quite as much to see over there as we initially expected. Tomorrow we’re heading down to Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg.