Hotel la Maison Demers
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Today we woke to cloudy skies and rain. We had panned to do the Grand walking Tour, however we decided to postpone this and instead we took the hop on hop off bus, sitting in the covered area. Quebec is a mixture of old and new, cafés and art galleries, parks and battlements. We were given the history of Quebec which was in the hands of the French for 100 years until the British fought and took it over in 1763 for 100 ...
... regardless of the condition and needs of the tenant farmers who produced them. Potatoes were what the poor Irish farmers subsisted on. When the crops failed three years in a row due to blight and the famine, the deaths and disease that followed were unstoppable.
It was a surprisingly enlightening day, a day of scenic beauty as we sailed the St. Lawrence River and walked the serene ...
... sampling the tire or maple sugar taffy on snow.
The final stop of this long and eventful day was the Carnaval parade. We found spots with a clear view near the start of the parade route and cheered along as we waited for Bonhomme Carnaval's float at the end.
Back at our hotel it was time to repack our suitcases to check out tomorrow morning. We will visit the carnaval grounds before departing for ...
We sleep well here even though we have a smelly toilet to deal with. Woke up at my usual 6am my body is so used to that time it don't matter where I am in the world except if I am very tired or have had a little sleeping pill. Richard he sleeps like a log anywhere and doesn't wake till late or when I wake him with a coffee like I did this morning after doing emails, finishing last bit of yesterdays blog and looking at ...
... a little snap happy here!
The town hall had an amazing
Halloween display. Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! We then mostly just wandered
through the streets (so much like France) and ran into an American
couple from one of the other ships. Very funny, she took a photo for us and
then sympathised with John about the frailty (age) of most cruise passengers.