Day 9 – The St. Lawrence River Transit
Good Day from the St Lawrence River
Today we are enjoying a scenic sea day with commanding views the St. Lawrence River. There is plenty activity on the river – we have passed a number of freighters – our Captain clips by them at a pretty good pace.
It is cool outside but the sun is shining – temperatures are expected to drop to freezing this evening as we travel to Saguenay and then it is to warm up again before we arrive in Quebec City.
I kept my passengers good and busy today. We enjoyed a private tour of the Galley operation. The executive chef was our host. This was followed by an entertaining, private backstage tour of the theatre. We were hosted by two of the production team dancers – a nice looked engaged couple (from Australia and Russia) and the Stage Manager Scott who has had a fascinating career as a dancer with Donny and Marie Osmond, Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli to name just a few – I “really” enjoyed my interesting conversation with him.
Most of us caught the end of the Shore Excursion hosts chat about Quebec. He “described” Canadian poutine as everything you can order at “Kentucky Fried Chicken” mixed together – certainly an odd way to describe it?
Lunch was in the elegant Pinnacle Grill. What an incredible meal. The menu featured so many enticing choices it was hard to decide – crab cakes, salmon filet, beef tenderloin, cod – and the desserts oh la la – the presentation was superb too. This is the upscale speciality restaurant on board. We all enjoyed the excellent service and delicious cuisine. My passengers were so pleased with this “Travel With Bradley” surprise.
During the afternoon many attended the chat with the ships Captain while others attended the cooking show (Southern Snacks).
Tonight was the second Gala night and my passengers looked terrific all dressed up. Most ordered surf and turf as they didn’t want to pass up the lobster.
The main stage show that followed was very good.
Was another fun day!