Today was the day we were able to cross one thing off our wish list…
…catching site of the Draken Harald
Pont de Quebec, Pont Laporte
Reaching Quebec City
…we found her in all her glory in the Bassin Louise.
…for tall ship standards she’s not that big but she is magnificent in what she and the crew have accomplished.
The crew was busy provisioning for the next leg of her trip up the Saint Lawrence.
Once out of the busy port of Quebec we set sail, wind at our back.
…now safe at anchor for the night at Anse de Vencennes.
Annual General Meeting
for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (CPS)
This year as members of Montreal Squadron
and as its Training Officers
we were fortunate to be able to attend.
It’s a super opportunity to meet other squadron members
and do some socializing in charming Quebec City.
Francois and I split our efforts
covering a day of meetings
gathering so much really useful information.
Now it’s time to turn back the clock to the time when
Quebec was a colony.
It took me 5 minutes to get dressed…
Monsieur on the other hand took considerably longer…
…so many very creative costumes of the Nouvelle France era.
…new friends from northern Ontario.
…delicious decadent desserts,
not to mention a superb dinner.
…a demonstration of the minuet.
…François, Governor of New France and Katherine Antoinette…
…picture courtesy of Walter Evans.
Québec City at night is magical…
Part of our reason for the venture this time…
…the waterfront light show on the Bunge silos…
…the permanent show being Aurora Borealis…
…and the last
the largest display of its kind…
for his contribution to animation cinema
who received throughout his career
an impressive number of awards
including an Oscar and Palme d’Or
…we watched this from our cockpit…
…in our pyjamas…
sipping a fine single malt…