Oh Canada!

Don Watt and his Canadian Flag.** The Canadian part of my cruise takes me to Sydney & Halifax Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick where they never shorten the word “Saint”, and there is no ’s’ on John, while in Newfoundland, they use ‘St.’   and there is an “s” on St. John’s.  I […]

SEA DAYS!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sea Days!! Time to do all the things you can’t do when you are rushing off the ship to catch a tour, or rushing back to get ready for dinner. There is time to attend lectures, art classes, go to the spa, play cards, read a book, blog, play games, sit […]

NUUK, Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and the largest city, with a population of around 17,000.  It is the world’s northernmost capital and its closest major cities are Iqaluit & St John’s, Newfoundland in Canada, and Reykjavik in Iceland.  Nuuk means “the headland” or “cape”, and lies on the edge of a large peninsula at […]

PAAMIUT, Greenland

The colourful village of Paamiut – pronounced – Pa – aye – mute – sits at the mouth of the Kuannersooq Fjörd at the Labrador Sea, and means, “people who live at the mouth”.  It is a small fishing village of about 1500 residents  with a strong connection to the sea and is rich in […]

QAQORTOQ, Greenland

We arrived in Qaqortoq early the next morning.  The town clings to the steep land overlooking the water.  It is the largest town in southern Greenland with a population of around 3000.  It has been inhabited since prehistoric times.  As is true of all populated places in Greenland, Qaqortoq – Ka-kar-toak -and  means ‘white’. It […]

GREENLAND

I SAW AN ICEBERG!!  My first ever!! It wasn’t up close and personal but it was a huge iceberg, looking like a ship,  as a matter of fact some of us thought it was a ship, as we were sailing from Isafjordur, Iceland to Qaqortoq, Greenland.  This area is known as Iceberg alley, especially in […]