Sewing, Travel

Coolest cap shop ever!

Meet Steve! He is an artisan and proprietor of the coolest cap shop I have ever been in. Mark and I were mooching along in the vicinity of the Heritage Trail in Boston when we came across it. The shop was shut the first time we went past and really busy the second time, but the third […]

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Québec City

One of the tough things about being a tourist is that you tend to stick to the accessible cities, and had it not been for Hélène and Richard, we would not have been able to get outside Montréal, without going on a tour bus – quelle horreur! Not really, but it is lovely to have […]

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Eastern Townships, Quebec

My lovely friend Hélène and I have been planning a meetup for many months, and it is wonderful that it finally happened. Hélène has been sending me plans and suggested itineraries and one of the proposals was to visit the Eastern Townships in Quebec. We, of course, were open to any suggestions. We left Montréal early […]

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Montréal take two

We left Halifax by plane, all our train journeys now being finished, and went back to Montréal for a week of sightseeing and playing with Hélène and her beautiful family. We stayed in a studio in Rue Montcalm and I was delighted by the number of small gardens dotted about the neighbourhood. We had several […]

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Onwards to Halifax

From Toronto we took a short(ish) train ride to Montréal, where we had one day to play before getting back on the train. We needed to hustle! We began the day with a long walk up to the Mont Royal Lookout and a brilliant view it is too. First impressions of Montréal is of a […]

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Toronto and Niagara

Hot off the train from the Prairies, Mark and I hit Toronto (albeit a little late, see previous post). Our first stop was the CN Tower, which I have visited before and therefore knew what to expect. After travelling 113 stories up in a glass lift, the glass floor is 342 metres above the road, and […]

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Prowling the Prairies

Having left Jasper on Via Rail, we headed into very unknown territory for me as we crossed Canada on our way to Toronto. This necessitated having three nights aboard the train and we had a tiny cabin for this purpose, which converted from daytime seating to bunk beds for the night.   We had been given […]

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