5 September 2014
We did get out a bit - a trip to the seaside (sea was nice and warm but the beach was so windy that I've only just got rid of the sand in my teeth and boots) and also to Peebles, which I love.
Also saw some more War memorials, which I continue to photograph:
16 August 2014
However, it was worth it for the item which awaited me (once they'd found it) and the surprise package (scuse the pun) which I found on the wall:
5 August 2014
27 July 2014
5 July 2014
1 June 2014
So now the holiday is over it's back to the genealogy..... and I'm still going through my data to find the missing sources.
My surname of choice today was Branson..... and I was going to make a gag about being in a pickle.
New thing, though, is that I'm doing this on the phone. Let's see what this app is like.....
23 May 2014
The rain came and went so sometimes I could see the St Lawrence river and sometimes I couldn't.......
The other predominant memory I have of the city is that it's pretty steep! Very French, as it's the capital of Quebec province, which some great buildings:-
And then, in a De Havilland Dash-8 plane, I flew back to Montreal as part of my flight to Halifax:-
And very cosy it was too!! Two short flights and I made it to the East coast and the Atlantic ocean at Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 19th century it was the major British Naval port in North America, until the Navy moved to Bermuda, and today it is a Canadian Navy base. Home to many of the Atlantic Convoys in World War Two, it has a very good Maritime Museum. There's also a graveyard dedicated to victims of the Titanic and, more cheerfully, it has "Pier 21" which is the old immigration shed for people arriving in Canada in the early 20th century. Gotta like it, because there's also an Archives office there! Alas, I don't have any ancestors who passed through Halifax at the time but it would be a godsend for anyone who has!!!!
A couple of days in Halifax and, having completed my Coast-to-Coast trip, it was time to board the red-eye flight (2345 from Halifax) to return to dear old Blighty.
Fabulous trip and I shall start saving for a return journey!!