Toronto, Canada

Another really brief visit to another fantastic city. Used the few hours I had to explore the city, go to the top of the CN Tower and wander through Ripley’s Aquarium.

Niagara Falls, Canada

An overnight stop in Niagara Falls to break up the Montreal to Toronto roadtrip. Did the boat, took some photos, visited the butterfly conservatory, then went to bed.

Montreal, Canada

Unfortunately only got to spend half a day in Montreal en route to Toronto, but I used that time to try and see as many of the nearby sights as possible. Loved it and need to return one day.

Québec City, Canada

The final cruise stop was a half-day tour of Québec City, the nearby Île d’Orléans (a rural island known for its produce), and the Montmorency Falls. Between the European architecture and the near exclusively French-speaking population, I kept forgetting what continent I was on.

The final photo shows the cruise ship going underneath a bridge in the Québec harbour. There was literally only a few feet gap between the bridge and the ship’s highest antennas.

Boston to Bar Harbour, Halifax and Charlottetown

Took a five day cruise from Boston on the MS Maasdam. Stopped in Bar Harbour, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Highlights include the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and the gravestones of the Titanic passengers.

Vancouver, Victoria & Alaska

I went to Canada, then did a cruise around Alaska. Between consuming volumes of food that would make the average whale cringe; I also took dozens of crappy photos that will perpetually reside on my hard drive.