Friday, October 2
7:32 AM – Entering the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
A Royal Caribbean ship was already in port.
That’s a lot of deck chairs
A covered pool on our ship.
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Devotions in El Morroco
Sharon Bethel Quartet
Daniel Pollard: “Do we see souls when we see people?”
“Walk as children of the light.”
He introduced his wife’s nephew – Roger from Trinidad.
Roger sang for the world until recently when he became a new creation in Christ.
Today he sings for the Lord.
He sang, “People Need the Lord.”
We disembarked about 9:30 AM – not sure how we were going to see Saint John.
We started by walking to Market Square.
The Old City Market has been a meeting place and farmer’s market since 1876; it is the oldest continuing farmer’s market in all of Canada.
There was another moose in the museum – inside Market Square.
A nice view.
Someone asked me to take their picture, so I asked them to return the favor.
We wandered into Barbour’s General Store and Visitor Center, and decided to buy a sightseeing tour of Saint John – Hop on Hop off – Gray Line Bus.
Outside Baubour’s General Store
We learned that you could ride it as often as you wanted – as long as you had a Big Pink sticker. Of course you would be seeing the same thing over and over again. 🙂 We chose the upper deck.
We stayed on the A bus twice, and found the second trip even more interesting than the first, because there was a lot of information given.
The second time we had the front window.
The bus stopped at these signs, and if you wished, you could get off the bus and catch the next one that would come by in about thirty minutes.
We chose to stay on as it was cool with light rain.
Some of the things we saw during the one-hour tour.
This Trinity lamp goes with the home whenever it is sold – and must stay in the window.
A community garden
A “widow’s watch” where the wives of mariners watched for their husbands to come home.
The Digby/Saint John Ferry.
We rode this many years ago when we visited Saint John by car.
These marigolds were planted in spring by the children of Saint John.
We went back on the ship for lunch, then rode the B Bus to Reversing Falls.
The phenomenal tide is affected by the distance of the moon from the earth at this longitude. It was exceptionally high because the blood moon had happened a few nights earlier.
Obviously we were there at high tide. At low tide you can walk on the bay floor.
Here in Saint John, the bay tides rise 28 ½ feet. When the tide is low, the St. John River, 450 miles long, empties into the bay.
Our ship is the one in front.
After while I will show you how the back ship left the harbor while we were still docked.
When we were finished with our tour, I was hungry for something chocolate – I think because fudge was being sold in the area next to our ship. This is chocolate raspberry pie.
It was a pretty afternoon – at high tide.
While we were enjoying coffee and visiting with some other guests on the ship, we noticed the Royal Caribbean doing a U-turn right in front of us.
It was fascinating to watch.
This helicopter landed on a pad near the dock.
All dressed up (in their wedding garb) for supper. They are from Canada and were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary.
I just had to keep this “photo bomb” picture. 🙂
Pulling away from the harbor as we enjoyed supper.
Those at our table.
Loved this couple. He teased me every time we met by saying, “You again.”
He claimed that I started it, but I think it was him.
My cold soup. It looks like cherry.
I think Mr. Stull got this for an appetizer, and if I remember correctly, he wasn’t impressed.
My meal – escargot (snails).
Our song and dance routine.
My dessert – baked Alaska
After supper we went to The Cool Lounge to hear Eduard and Christine Klassen.
We think the towel creature was an Eskimo or a baby. What do you think?
It was good to spend another night on the ocean.