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So there's this province in Canada where they look at you funny if you speak English. It's called Quebec. 30 minutes ago, back across the border in Maine, everyone speaks english. But not here. No, I'm having trouble ordering a donut and coffee. How do you say donut in French? I don't know either. Oh, and your cell phone probably doesn't work here. Have I mentioned that we rely on the google maps app. on our cell phones to get everywhere? ...
Laura and I were up before 6am this morning as the rain hadn't let up; we both actually had decent nights sleep considering the weather and the fact we're not used to camping. I woke up a few times when the rain got heavier and Laura woke up because of Vince's snoring (which apparently had woken everyone else too!) We headed over to the shower block where we bumped into Shelley and Gemma and we talked with them for about 40 minutes ...
Home : a physical place to recall
Homecoming : return to your country, usually after a fairly long absence.
Homeless : people who have nowhere to live
Homely : describe a room or house that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. As you imagine a home should be.
... we arrive in Levis, a suburb across the St Lawrence River from Quebec City. We were greeted by our hosts Richard and Helene (with lovely French accents). The B&B is gorgeous and we have the loft room with every conceivable necessity. Kitchen, laundry, lounge room (sofa that looks like one Pam and Reg used to own), very cozy. Helene gave us a map, ferry tickets and offered a few selections for restaurants so we headed down to the ...
... to Quebec City in the impending royal visit.
The regiment and base felt very British rather than Quebecois, with changing of the guard, beating of the retreat, the large parade ground and a regiment goat (like the Welsh or Scottish regiment that I can't remember the name of). It felt strange that this operational military base was based here in French Quebec, who as a province seem to want independence from the throne and all things British.
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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