S: New England & Canada Cruise Fall 2009
FC: New England & Canada Cruise Fall 2009
1: Boston, Massachusetts Portland, Maine Bar Harbor, Maine St.John, New Brunswick Halifax, Nova Scotia Fall 2009 | Royal Caribbean ~ Jewel of the Seas
2: After departing Boston, our first port of call was Portland. We decided the best way to see the Casco Bay was to take a local ferry that made several stops at various islands. It was a beautiful day and the bay was filled with sailboats. | PORTLAND, MAINE
4: Charming cottages and seaside homes dot the shore
6: Catch of the Day
7: Portland Observatory - Built in 1807, this signal tower is the only remaining wooden maritime signal station in the U.S. and offers great views from the tower especially of our cruise ship.
8: Sailing out of Portland
9: BAR HARBOR, MAINE
10: We rented bikes and took an island shuttle to Acadia National Park where we rode on carriage roads that circle Eagle Lake
12: At Thunder Hole, along Acadia's coastal route, we watched water surge and spout with a thunderous boom as waves rush into a small inlet, naturally carved out of the rocks.
16: SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK | Arriving at our first Canadian destination, Saint John New Brunswick, our first impression was that Canada smells like balsam fir and syrup. We realized our sense of smell must have been over-compensating for our lack of vision because it was so socked in with fog that visibility was next to nothing.
17: We had arranged to rent a car so we could drive out along the Bay of Fundy to see the area so famous for its drastic changes in tides. Visibility soon started to improve as we traveled through the countryside.
18: The Bay of Fundy is world-renowned for its extreme tides - twice daily seawater rises (and then falls) about four stories high! The photos on the left on this page were taken in the morning at about 8:15 in the morning and the ones on the right were taken about 5 hours later.
19: The tide pulls quite far out to sea, emptying massive inlets
20: Similar tide differences can be seen in the red sandstone cliffs, cut by the Bay of Fundy's giant tides at the sea caves of Mac's Beach in St. Martins.
23: We had an opportunity to literally "walk on the ocean floor"
25: Lighthouses, covered bridges and fishing villages.....
26: The Fundy Trail - One of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas in North America with coastline sculpted by the world's highest tides.
34: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA | In Halifax we decided to take a cruise tour to Peggy's Cove. Despite the hoards of tourists we were impressed by the coastal beauty of this rustic working fishing village.
41: Back in Halifax we toured the city, wandered the shops along the historic waterfront and stopped by the Citadel, one of Canada's most beloved National Historic Sites.
42: Sailing out of Halifax en-route back to Boston
43: AT SEA DAYS