Hi again peeps and bye bye New Yok City !
Of course I need to begin at the beginning...
Our cruise has been in beautiful Halifax and Saint John, Canada for the last few days (we’ll get to that in a little bit) so I had no AT&T or WiFi on my computer, phone and IPad till we got back into the states. Today we arrive in Bar Harbor, Maine so I’m good to go again.
BUT...before I tell you about our glorious 2 days in Canada I HAVE to give you the funniest story...
So, you guys who know me know I have an adventurous life. This is the 2nd time we’ve sailed on this particular ship....the Norweigan Gem.
First day at sea we go to watch the sushi demonstration! What a surprise ! Lo and behold...the sushi chef takes one look at me and says “Hi..I remember you from the January cruise”! “YOU ORDERED SPECIAL ROLLS !!!”
WHAT !!!! He must see thousands of people of these cruises..he remembered ME !!
then, I head up to the SPA to book my massages. The receptionist says “HI...I remember you...last time I saw you, you had PINK highlights in your hair” HELLO....WHAT THE ****!!!!
The Lenster says I’m memorable ! I guess I must be cause then the waiter at dinner tells me I have the funkiest hair on the ship & votes me his favorite ! This trip I’m into teal colored highlights !!
Our first day at sea we arrive in the quaint town of Halifax.
It was as picturesque as can be. We had beautiful weather. We took a tour of Peggys Cove.
The first recorded name of the cove was Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766. The village is likely named after Saint Margaret's Bay (Peggy being the nickname for Margaret), which Samuel de Champlain named after his mother Margarite
There has been much folklore created to explain the name. One story suggests the village may have been named after the wife of an early settler. The popular legend claims that the name came from the sole survivor of a shipwreck at Halibut Rock near the cove. Artist and resident William deGarthe said she was a young woman while others claim she was a little girl too young to remember her name and the family who adopted her called her Peggy. The young shipwreck survivor married a resident of the cove in 1800 and became known as "Peggy of the Cove" attracting visitors from around the bay who eventually named the village, Peggy's Cove, after her nickname.
OK...off the ship shortly...so..More from me later !
One of The Lensters friends lives in town and will be taking us on a personal tour...he has peeps too !!!