Monday, July 27, 2009

Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec

Today we are in the little port town of Cap-aux-Meules in the Magdalen
Islands. Although closer to the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince
Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands are administered by the province of
Quebec. There is not much to Cap-aux-Meules. In fact, there is but one
main street but it does have three signal lights.

When the ship sailed into the harbor and dropped anchol this morning the
sun was shining but that did not last for very long. About 9 AM a fog
rolled in and as a result the tender operation taking passengers to the
town was late in starting. At first only two tenders were able to
operate at once and then three. No more than three could run at the
same time as there were operating with the guidance of the ship's
radar. When Nancy and I went over, you could see no more than about
twenty feet in front of you.

We took a leisurely stroll through the town and stopped for a beer in
one of the "main street" places. After returning to the ship we had
lunch and then played trivia for ship's prizes. We played yesterday
also and have determined that we are numbskulls! Who knows, maybe we
will improve. That's it for now.

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