23 May 2014

The last leg.....

Last seen in Montreal, which I loved, I moved on to Quebec and, virtually for the first time, it actually rained!  Squally, nasty stuff while I was on the top of the Heights of Abraham - sheer cliffs which the British army climbed in 1759 to take Quebec from the French.

The rain came and went so sometimes I could see the St Lawrence river and sometimes I couldn't.......

The other predominant memory I have of the city is that it's pretty steep!  Very French, as it's the capital of Quebec province, which some great buildings:-

And then, in a De Havilland Dash-8 plane, I flew back to Montreal as part of my flight to Halifax:-

And very cosy it was too!!  Two short flights and I made it to the East coast and the Atlantic ocean at Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In the 19th century it was the major British Naval port in North America, until the Navy moved to Bermuda, and today it is a Canadian Navy base.  Home to many of the Atlantic Convoys in World War Two, it has a very good Maritime Museum.  There's also a graveyard dedicated to victims of the Titanic and, more cheerfully, it has "Pier 21" which is the old immigration shed for people arriving in Canada in the early 20th century.  Gotta like it, because there's also an Archives office there!  Alas, I don't have any ancestors who passed through Halifax at the time but it would be a godsend for anyone who has!!!!

A couple of days in Halifax and, having completed my Coast-to-Coast trip, it was time to board the red-eye flight (2345 from Halifax) to return to dear old Blighty.

Fabulous trip and I shall start saving for a return journey!!

More soon.

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