Although our arrival had been delayed by several days, the townsfolk had pulled together to ensure that everything was in place for our arrival. Entertainers were on the dockside to say hello.
The tourist desk was fully manned with free maps and a warm welcome. Busses had been 'borrowed' from around the town to shuttle us on the two route 25 Canadian dollar hop on hop off service with English speaking guides. We found ourselves on a yellow school bus for part of the 75 minute journey.
It was only after we returned to the ship that the rain descended in torrents forcing our final (Great British) sailaway inside to the Crows Nest.
Today 29th Sept we are at sea on the second of six sea days which will transport us back to Southampton. It is 4 pm ship's time. We have passed through the Belle Isle Strait which divides Labrador from Newfoundland, and are just beginning to feel the swell of the Atlantic Ocean. I will try and post some pictures from around the ship in the next blog post and keep readers updated about the weather. Photos of New York will follow later.