Monthly Archives: June 2017

Oh, Canada! (Day 10)

May 13 Boston [This is it!  We’ll be disembarking the Veendam shortly . . . for the last time.] [Have you ever done a slow pass past a container ship?] [And this is about it for Beantown.  Not that we … Continue reading

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Paul Donley

Paul passed away on Tuesday, June 27.  As a man who survived 12 or 13 heart attacks, he gave life an incredible run.  He used to joke that he knew all the paramedics in the area, and their families, because … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 9)

May 12 Bar Harbor (a/k/a, Bah Hahbah) [Yup, on the “road” back to the USA!  And lookin’ spiffy in our Holland America bathrobes!] [Does that look like ‘Merica?] [It looks New Englandie.] [Civilization ahead] [A shot of our tenders – … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 8(II))

May 11 Halifax [Continuing our tour of Halifax, picking it back up again at the Citadel . . . ] [We have entered the Citadel, and here’s a little history I was not aware of at the time:  At the … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 8)

May 11 Halifax [Editor’s note:  The delay in reporting on the Canada trip was engendered by another trip to another foreign country – Indiana.  While I had hoped to continue the Canada blog while attending Mini-University at Indiana University, the … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 7)

May 10 Sydney [So, Sydney?  I will admit to never having heard of Sydney before this trip.  Will wonders never cease?  Sydney is a population centre (32,000) and former city in Nova Scotia. Situated on Cape Breton Island’s east coast, it … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 6)

May 9 Charlottetown What I did not know about Charlottetown before arrival, oh let me count the ways!  (See the quote at the end of the post.)  I did not know Charlottetown was the birthplace of Canada, 150 years ago; … Continue reading

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